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Invention and Genius

Andrew Kahn

in Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234745
eISBN:
9780191715747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234745.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter explores the influence of invention on Pushkin's idea of expression. Specifically, it focuses on invention as the creative principle that regulates poetic enthusiasm consistent with the ... More


Literary History and the Biography of Literature: Madame de Staël and Victor Hugo

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter tracks the increasing awareness of the evolutionary character of literature that emerges in the latter part of the 18th century and the early years of the 19th. The discussion of genius ... More


The Barbarians and the Fall of Rome

Ian Wood

in The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199650484
eISBN:
9780191747861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650484.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Although Gibbon tends to be singled out as the great interpreter of the Fall of Rome in the eighteenth century, he was not so regarded in the early nineteenth century. What he had to say about the ... More


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