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Classic and Nation

Christopher Prendergast

in The Classic: Sainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215850
eISBN:
9780191706912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215850.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In his magisterial account of the long trajectory of literary canon formation in Europe, Ernst Robert Curtius confronts the thinking of French critic Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, who purportedly ... More


Literature and Democracy

Christopher Prendergast

in The Classic: Sainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215850
eISBN:
9780191706912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215850.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

French critic Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, on several occasions, purported to be a friend of liberty and, though less frequently, claimed that the French Second Empire, at least in its so-called ... More


The View from Montserrat

Christopher Prendergast

in The Classic: Sainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215850
eISBN:
9780191706912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215850.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In 1868, the year before his death, French critic Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve briefly revisited — in a review of the career of Jean-Jacques Ampere — the early 19th-century scene to which they had ... More


The Modern Classic

Christopher Prendergast

in The Classic: Sainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215850
eISBN:
9780191706912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215850.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The usefulness for Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve of the peculiar analogy that he occasionally drew between the critic and the doctor lay primarily in justifying an approach to the literature of his ... More


Introduction: The Profession of Criticism

Christopher Prendergast

in The Classic: Sainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215850
eISBN:
9780191706912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215850.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In literary history, as elsewhere, the mechanisms governing survival and oblivion often operate discontinuously, and are capable of delivering curious reversals. The changing fortunes of French ... More


Homer or Virgil?

Christopher Prendergast

in The Classic: Sainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215850
eISBN:
9780191706912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215850.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The entries for Homer in the index of the Lundis are numerous compared to those for Virgil. This may reflect the fact that for Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, from within the history of his own ... More


Origins and the Middle Ages

Christopher Prendergast

in The Classic: Sainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215850
eISBN:
9780191706912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215850.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The appropriation of far-flung zones of antiquity to the cause of national awakening in Germany took hold in another major crucible of the 19th-century culture wars: the Middle Ages. Broadly ... More


The Foundations of Culture

Christopher Prendergast

in The Classic: Sainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215850
eISBN:
9780191706912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215850.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Towards the end of the first decade of the July Monarchy in France, an image appears in Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve's criticism. It is the image of the Dyke, which seems to have first appeared in ... More


Postscript: The Good Frenchman

Christopher Prendergast

in The Classic: Sainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215850
eISBN:
9780191706912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215850.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Arguably the main point of reading French critic Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve on the subject of the classic is that he was one of the last to use the term with the confidence that came from a ... More


Latinity and the Second Renaissance

Christopher Prendergast

in The Classic: Sainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215850
eISBN:
9780191706912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215850.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The strong — and, on occasion, even exclusive — association of the term ‘classic’ with the works of classical antiquity was particularly marked in the second half of the 18th century. This issue ... More


Romans, Gauls, and Franks

Christopher Prendergast

in The Classic: Sainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215850
eISBN:
9780191706912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215850.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The historical context of the debate was Roman Gaul at the time of the 5th-century Teutonic invasions, and the ideological fulcrum the competing claims of the Romanist and the Frankish narratives on ... More


Pascal’s Miraculous Tongue

Anthony Cordingley

in Samuel Beckett's How It Is: Philosophy in Translation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440608
eISBN:
9781474453868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440608.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter locates allusions to the works and life of Blaise Pascal from The Unnamable to How It Is. It explores the relationship Beckett forges between literary allusions and the contents of ... More


The Classic: Sainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars

Christopher Prendergast

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215850
eISBN:
9780191706912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215850.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Focusing on a moment and a source in the 19th century, this book ponders the question: what is a classic? This question is, by virtue of its insistent recurrence, itself a classic question that ... More


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