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

Author: Christopher Prendergast
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Focusing on a moment and a source in 19th century France, the author takes up a big question that is still with us, What is a classic? His enquiry, which centres on the French critic Sainte-Beave takes us on a tour of the history of the 'classic' that provides insights into and beyond the 'culture wars' of the 19th century.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Prendergast, Christopher.
Classic.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007007123
Named Person: Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve; Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve; Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Prendergast
ISBN: 0191527009 9780191527005 0191706914 9780191706912
OCLC Number: 252686421
Awards: Winner of Joint winner of the 2008 R.H. Gapper Book Prize.
Description: 1 online resource (315 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction: The Profession of Criticism ; 2. The View from the Mountain ; 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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