Title: The Art of Literature
Publisher: EuropÃ¤ischer Literaturverlag
Book Condition: New
Book Type: Paperback
Paperback. 136 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 5.0in. x 0.3in.Collection of essays drawn from Schopenhauers Parerga released in 1851 on various topics connected to the Art of Literature. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783862673667
Synopsis: Collection of essays drawn from Schopenhauer's "Parerga" released in 1851 on various topics connected to the Art of Literature.
From the Back Cover: foundation that reality is but an extension of our own will, and that human life is characterized chiefly by misery.
In this essay, translated by THOMAS BAILEY SAUNDERS (1860-1928) and first published in English in the 1890s, Schopenhauer offers his thoughts:
* on authorship, and which kinds of authors are "the ruin of literature" * on style, and how the mediocre writer mangles it * on the study of the Latin language, and how its decline has been a "misfortune" * on men of learning, and how students fail themselves * on criticism, and why true critical faculty is rare * and more.
Students of philosophy and of 19th-century intellectualism will find this a fascinating read.
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