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The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)

The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754-1824) (Hardback)

By Kinloch, David P.

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This book rescues Joubert from the ranks of minor French moralistes, and, by tracing the development of his thought from his time as secretary to Diderot through to the period of his association with Chateaubriand, demonstrates that he was a writer on aesthetics of considerable s...ensitivity. Examination of his manuscripts and of his annotation to books in his library shows that Joubert's primary concern, during the period that witnessed the gradual but profound change from the intellectual values of the Enlightenment to those of the Romantic period, was to establish the status and nature of art and poetry. Reading widely among philosophers and poets from Plato and Homer to Kant and Andre Chenier, Joubert consigned his thoughts and perceptions to a series of carnets which form the basis of this study and bear witness to an unusually eclectic and enquiring mind. Joubert's significance is not confined to the Enlightenment and Romantic periods. He is unique among writers of his day in the way that his own interrogation of the very act of writing anticipates the aesthetic of later, highly influential writers such as Mallarme.
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ISBN 9780198151838
Released NZ 2 Apr 1992
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback
Series Oxford Modern Languages & Literature Monographs
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ISBN-13 9780198151838
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Clarendon Press
Released 2 Apr 1992
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Kinloch, David P.
Series Oxford Modern Languages & Literature Monographs
Category Theory Of Art
Literary Studies: 16Th To 18Th Centuries
Literary Studies: 19Th Century
Western philosophy
Number of Pages 248
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 224mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 701
Weight 435g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Joubert, Joseph - Criticism and interpretation
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly