A propos des chefs-d'oeuvre by Charles Dantzig

By Charles Dantzig

« Chef-d'œuvre. » Quand ce très vieux mot du Moyen Âge utilisé pour l'artisanat a-t-il commencé à être appliqué à l. a. littérature ? Y a-t-il un critère du chef-d'œuvre littéraire ? Mieux, une recette ? remark être sûr qu'un livre est un chef-d'œuvre ? Un chef-d'œuvre est-il éternel ? l. a. postérité est-elle le bon juge ? Crée-t-on encore des chefs-d'œuvre aujourd'hui ? remark définir le chef-d'œuvre ?

C'est à toutes ces questions que tente de répondre ce livre. Parcourant les grands livres, de Homère à Heine et de Boccace à Beckett, il suggest une examine inattendue de l'œuvre de James Joyce aussi bien que des considérations sur ce que l'on peut penser des Aristochats de Walt Disney. Charles Dantzig montre encore une fois que l'on peut associer le brillant et los angeles réflexion, l. a. virtuosité et los angeles profondeur, l'érudition et l'esprit.

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Continuing Everything has as much right to Eternal H. THE TEMPORAL BLAKE liberate us from the Natural Man 1 of ; Thine is the Kingdom & the Power & the Glory not Amen. Parsimon[y], Satan's Kingdom

Blake's faith was justified, his inspiration And now this was passed. His state may be verified by a comparison with Miss had returned. Underbill's analysis of the ultimate stage. The first is a complete absorption There are three characteristics. in the interests of the Infinite. Blake devoted the rest of his life to interpreting it by pen and graver. The second is the consciousness of strength, of acting by Divine authority, with an invulnerable serenity. This might well serve as an appreciation of Blake alone !

Sunday schools, organized charities, and reforms of all sorts took up the time of the idle merchants' wives and daughters, and such things even lent new purposes to the meetings of the Blue-Stockings. We can easily poke fun at all this frivolous bustle and discussion about such terrible matters. We can smile sadly over Arthur Young's de nunciation of tea-drinking,1 which was the one extravagance of the lower classes, and hence the obvious cause of the unbelievable increase in poverty. No doubt a very large percentage of the efforts of these good people was foolish, fruitless, and even harmful ; however, the harm was only temporary, while the good has been so firmly endorsed by all the succeeding generations, that our approval or disapproval suddenly loses significance.

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