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The Art of Literature

By Schopenhauer, Arthur

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Book Id: WPLBN0000630984
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: The Art of Literature  
Author: Schopenhauer, Arthur
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Schopenhauer, A. (n.d.). The Art of Literature. Retrieved from http://cn.ebooklibrary.org/

Excerpt: THE contents of this, as of the other volumes in the series, have been drawn from Schopenhauer?s Parerga, and amongst the various subjects dealt with in that famous collection of essays, Literature holds an important place. Nor can Schopenhauer?s opinions fail to be of special value when he treats of literary form and method. For, quite apart from his philosophical pretensions, he claims recognition as a great writer; he is, indeed, one of the best of the few really excellent prose?writers of whom Germany can boast. While he is thus particularly qualified to speak of Literature as an Art, he has also something to say upon those influences which, outside of his own merits, contribute so much to an author?s success, and are so often undervalued when he obtains immediate popularity. Schopenhauer?s own sore experiences in the matter of reputation lend an interest to his remarks upon that subject, although it is too much to ask of human nature that he should approach it in any dispassionate spirit.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Art of Literature, 1 -- Arthur Schopenhauer, 1 -- TRANSLATOR'S Preface, 1 -- ON AUTHORSHIP, 4 -- ON STYLE, 8 -- ON THE STUDY OF LATIN, 16 -- ON MEN OF LEARNING, 18 -- ON THINKING FOR ONESELF, 20 -- ON CRITICISM, 29 -- ON REPUTATION, 34 -- ON GENIUS, 42


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