The story of the life and work of England's greatest essayist and key figure in Regency England. William Hazlitt is England's greatest essayist. He was also a philosopher, a painter, a controversialist and a radical, whose critical writings about literature, the theatre and art were ardently admired in his day. He is the author of the first confessional autobiography of sexual passion, a biographer of Napoleon, a friend of, and profound influence upon, Keats, Stendhal, and Charles Lamb, a friend and later enemy of Coleridge, Wordsworth, and De Quincy, and a key figure in the intellectual life of Regency England. His life was lived against the backdrop of the French Revolution and subsequent Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, with their associated political and literary radicalism in England.AS BRIEFLY DESCRIBED in the main body of the text, the thesis of Hazlitta#39;s Essay is that the human mind is anaturally disinteresteda#39;, ... We are therefore moral agents with respect to the future alone: we will, desire, plan and make choices about what is to happen in the ... just as it stretches into the past: the a greater liveliness and force with which I can enter into my future feelings identifies them with myanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Quarrel Of The Age|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2013-07-25|