Aesthetics and the Literature of Ideas: Essays in Honor of A. Owen Aldridge

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François Jost, Melvin J. Friedman
University of Delaware Press, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 290 pages
This collection explores the aesthetic principles that pervade all sectors of human activities involving intellectual perceptiveness. The three areas of investigation are aesthetics and rationality in the realm of literary history and criticism; the genres and meanings in the metamorphosis of the arts: and aesthetics in literature, society, and politics.

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Page 269 - O ! who can hold a fire in his hand By thinking on the frosty Caucasus? Or cloy the hungry edge of appetite By bare imagination of a feast?
Page 78 - We know now that a text is not a line of words releasing a single 'theological' meaning (the 'message' of the Author-God) but a multi-dimensional space in which a variety of writings, none of them original, blend and clash.
Page 66 - La vraie vie, la vie enfin decouverte et eclaircie, la seule vie par consequent pleinement vecue, c'est la litterature.
Page 106 - IT is my design in this paper to deliver down to posterity a faithful account of the Italian opera, and of the gradual progress which it has made upon the English stage; for there is no question but our great grandchildren will be very curious to know the reason why their forefathers used to sit together like an audience of foreigners in their own country, and to hear whole plays acted before them, in a tongue which they did not understand.
Page 123 - ... où il faut chanter des ariettes dans la destruction d'une ville, et danser autour d'un tombeau ; où l'on voit le palais de Pluton et celui du Soleil ; des dieux, des démons, des magiciens, des prestiges, des monstres, des palais formés et détruits en un clin d'œil.
Page 237 - Le premier qui ayant enclos un terrain s'avisa de dire Ceci est à moi, et trouva des gens assez simples pour le croire, fut le vrai fondateur de la société civile.
Page 114 - Wohin nun Tristan scheidet, willst du, Isold', ihm folgen ? Dem Land, das Tristan meint, der Sonne Licht nicht scheint: es ist das dunkel nächt'ge Land, daraus die Mutter einst mich sandt', als, den im Tode sie empfangen, im Tod' sie liess zum Licht gelangen.
Page 270 - And nothing can we call our own but death, And that small model of the barren earth Which serves as paste and cover to our bones.
Page 268 - Qu'il n'estoit rien plus doulx que voir encor' un jour Fumer sa cheminée, & après long séjour Se retrouver au sein de sa terre nourrice. Je me resjouissois d'estre eschappé au vice, Aux Circes d'Italie, aux Sirènes d'amour, Et d'avoir rapporté en France à mon retour L'honneur que Ion s'acquiert d'un fidèle service.

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