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Proctor, Sigmund K. (Sigmund Kluss), 1903-1938.
Thomas De Quincey's theory of literature.
New York, Octagon Books, 1966 [1943]
(OCoLC)654775602
Named Person: Thomas De Quincey; Thomas De Quincey
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sigmund K Proctor; Clarence De Witt Thorpe; Paul Mueschke
OCLC Number: 359999
Notes: Revision by C.D. Thorpe and Paul Mueschke of the author's thesis, University of Michigan.
Description: viii, 313 pages 24 cm.
Contents: Philosophical background. De Quincey as a student of philosophy ; De Quincey in relation to pre-Kantian philosophy ; De Quincey's relation to Kant and the Romantic philosophers ; The understanding heart and the moral infinite ; De Quincey's view of nature --
General aesthetic. The aesthetic experience : terms and modes ; The nature and the function of art --
Literature as power. The idea of literature : the literature of knowledge and the literature of power ; The nature of power ; The creative faculty ; Modes and levels of power --
Style. What style is : preliminary definitions ; The functions of style ; Varieties of style ; De Quincey's contribution to the theory of style --
Literature as manipulation : rhetoric. The nature of rhetoric ; Values and implications of De Quincey's view of rhetoric ; Pleasure versus power in De Quincy's aesthetic.
Series Title: University of Michigan publications. Language and literature, v. 19

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