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Anger, Gratitude, and the Enlightenment Writer

Patrick Coleman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589340
eISBN:
9780191723322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589340.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book examines how major writers of the French Enlightenment discuss the social appropriateness of anger and gratitude in regulating social life. Defining the kinds of slight or favor that demand ... More


The Pursuit of Laziness: An Idle Interpretation of the Enlightenment

Pierre Saint-Amand

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149271
eISBN:
9781400838714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149271.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

We think of the Enlightenment as an era dominated by ideas of progress, production, and industry—not an era that favored the lax and indolent individual. But was the Enlightenment only about the ... More


Elements of Mock Epic

Ritchie Robertson

in Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571581
eISBN:
9780191722356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571581.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter explores the relation of mock epic to earlier genres. It discusses Italian romance epic, especially Ariosto's Orlando furioso, showing how it represents sexual relations with more ... More


Introduction: Idle Nation

Pierre Saint-Amand

in The Pursuit of Laziness: An Idle Interpretation of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149271
eISBN:
9781400838714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149271.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This introductory chapter illustrates individual instances maintaining their distance from the eighteenth century's prevailing trends. In contrast, at the threshold of industrialization, there is a ... More


The Surprises of Laziness: Marivaux

Pierre Saint-Amand

in The Pursuit of Laziness: An Idle Interpretation of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149271
eISBN:
9781400838714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149271.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses how Pierre Carlet de Marivaux repeatedly mentions laziness as a private dream. Marivaux's laziness is intimately linked to writing, to its constant renegotiation of the future. ... More


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