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The classic : Sainte-Beuve and the nineteenth-century culture wars

Author: Christopher Prendergast
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Focusing on a moment and a source in nineteenth-century France, Christopher Prendergast takes up a big question that is still with us: What is a classic?"--Jacket.
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Named Person: Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve; Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Prendergast
ISBN: 9780199215850 0199215855
OCLC Number: 84838821
Awards: Winner of Joint winner of the 2008 R.H. Gapper Book Prize.
Description: 315 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction : the profession of criticism --
2. The view from Montserrat --
3. Classic and nation --
4. Latinity and the second Renaissance --
5. Homer or Virgil? --
6. Origins and the Middle Ages --
7. Romans, Gauls, and Franks --
8. Literature and democracy --
9. The foundations of culture --
10. The modern classic --
11. Postscript : the good Frenchman.
Responsibility: Christopher Prendergast.
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Focusing on a moment and a source in 19th-century France, Christopher Prendergast takes up a big question that is still with us: What is a classic? His enquiry, which centres on the French critic  Read more...

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...insightful cultural history * Ann Jefferson, Times Literary Supplement * ...splendid study... * David Baguley French Studies *

 
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