By Adrian Del Caro

Publication by means of Del Caro, Adrian

Show description

Read Online or Download Hugo von Hofmannsthal: poets and the language of life PDF

Best criticism & theory books

Returning to Freud: Clinical Psychoanalysis in the School of Lacan

From DJ Flap: many of us, either in and outdoors the sector, think that Jacques Lacan specialize in missed points of psychoanalysis will make attainable a revision of a few got notions and critiques. ebook performs an crucial position in making Lacanian research obtainable to a large spectrum of readers.

The art of alibi: English law courts and the novel

In The paintings of Alibi, Jonathan Grossman reconstructs the relation of the radical to nineteenth-century legislations courts. in the course of the Romantic period, courthouses and trial scenes usually came across their means into the plots of English novels. As Grossman states, "by the Victorian interval, those scenes represented a strong intersection of narrative shape with a complementary and competing constitution for storytelling.

Indian Angles: English Verse in Colonial India from Jones to Tagore

In Indian Angles, Mary Ellis Gibson presents a brand new historic method of Indian English literature. Gibson indicates that poetry, no longer fiction, used to be the dominant literary style of Indian writing in English till 1860 and that poetry written in colonial events can let us know as a lot or maybe extra approximately figuration, multilingual literacies, and histories of nationalism than novels can.

Love and Death in the American Novel

"No different examine of the yankee novel has such attention-grabbing and normally correct issues to assert. "—Washington PostA retrospective article on Leslie Fiedler within the ny instances booklet overview in 1965 talked about Love and loss of life within the American Novel as "one of the nice, crucial books at the American mind's eye .

Additional resources for Hugo von Hofmannsthal: poets and the language of life

Example text

I borrow from the verb schlepp because in its Yiddish form, familiar to most English speakers, it accurately describes what the stone-bearers do. Nietzsche's exact words are "Der moderne Mensch schleppt zuletzt eine ungeheure Menge von unverdaulichen Wissenssteinen" (I, 232). " Philosophy is tolerated because as moderns our trepidation for engaging life prohibits us from banning philosophy outright: "Yes, we think, write, print, speak and teach philosophicallyeverything is permitted to this extent; but it is different with respect to our actions, in so-called life: here only one thing is permitted and everything else is simply impossible" (I, 240).

So for example in the foreword to Human he discussed his feeling of emancipation from Wagnerian romanticism and his subsequent invention of more appropriate company namely the free spirits. In the terrifying interval between faith, friendship, idealism, and the search for one's own life, Nietzsche learned to respect the role of perspective. " This argument against absolute valuations, a very honest argument, attempts to give to life what is life's, even at the expense of abject disappointment. For Nietzsche goes on to explain that the greatest perceived injustice is wrought by "life in its smallest, narrowest, paltriest and most nascent" forms; life cannot do otherwise, even in its flimsiest manifestations, than to assert itself as the end of all development, to assert itself against everything else, including "the higher, the greater, the richer" (I, 443).

However, I do not mean to imply that Nietzsche's terms are readily found in the German language, either in educated usage or in the vernacular; it is precisely his focus on the self, in the face of Western grammar orientation that deflects from the self, that prompted his inventiveness. Continuing now with his thought: "This single morality that has been taught hitherto, this unselving morality, betrays a will to the end, it denies life in the most basic way" (II, 1158). The basis of Christianity is altruism, deflection from the self, and in the early meditation "On the Use and Disadvantage of History for Living," Nietzsche claimed that Christianity glorifies one's last moment, the memento mori, because it is the culmination of our allegedly inferior earthly life and the beginning of our eternal life (I, 259).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.55 of 5 – based on 26 votes