The Hesperian; A Western Quarterly Illustrated Magazine Volume 2, Nos. 1-3

The Hesperian; A Western Quarterly Illustrated Magazine Volume 2, Nos. 1-3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... is great in the present is a transformation of what is great in the past; the one grows out of the other and represents the same principles of truth and beauty." In reading Brunetiere we are face to face with a nature that revolts against interested adulation, and whose whole activities, of pen and speech, are solely vowed to vindicate respect of the dignity of life, and, above all, to the elevation of the moral plane of the literature of Action; he is one of the most militant and eminent of living thinkers. More than any other great critic, he has his enemies because he pays no heed to them. In his quality of autocrat of triumphant convictions, he disdains and ignores them. To enter the Sorbonne through the Academy as professor, at the request of the most reactionary and red-tapist body of France, without any of the hierarchical degrees exacted, but upon the sole authority of talent, was enough to excite the anger of officialism, and what then when the professorship is followed by triumph? The greatest triumph of M. Brunetiere lies in this--that by his energy, perseverance, and indomitable will, he has forced his way to the highest pinnacle. No man, in the literature of the world, is today more absolutely the architect of his own fortune. President Gilman (of Johns Hopkins University) lately made some comments upon M. Brunetiere as a lecturer. In his address, "Dr. Gilman's object was to point out some of the secrets of success in academic speaking, and he took M. Brunetiere's lectures as fine examples of successful public speaking. He said that many men turned out by the universities were fine scholars but did not possess the art of imparting their thoughts. M. Brunetiere's suc A Professor of the Sorbonne must be a Doctor....show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236798503
  • 9781236798503