The Critical Principles of Orestes A. Brownson, by Virgil G. Michel ...
Catholic University of America, 1918 - 106 strani
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Stran 93 - Poets are the hierophants of an unapprehended inspiration; the mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present; the words which express what they understand not; the trumpets which sing to battle, and feel not what they inspire; the influence which is moved not, but moves. Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
Stran 68 - Do more bewitch me, than when art Is too precise in every part.
Stran 79 - ... that architectural conception of work, which foresees the end in the beginning and never loses sight of it, and in every part is conscious of all the rest, till the last sentence does but, with undiminished vigour, unfold and justify the first...
Stran 62 - Art is a human activity consisting in this, that one man consciously, by means of certain external signs, hands on to others feelings he has lived through, and that other people are infected by these feelings, and also experience them.
Stran 93 - Poet to possess, there cannot be a doubt that the language which it will suggest to him, must often, in liveliness and truth, fall short of that which is uttered by men in real life, under the actual pressure of those passions, certain shadows of which the Poet thus produces, or feels to be produced, in himself.
Stran 51 - ... whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.
Stran 67 - One man opposing another determines nothing ; but a general union of minds, like a general combination of the forces of all mankind, makes a strength that is irresistible.
Stran 80 - Thought and speech are inseparable from each other. Matter and expression are parts of one; style is a thinking out into language. This is what I have been laying down, and this is literature: not things, not the verbal symbols of things; not on the other hand mere words, but thoughts expressed in language. Call to mind...
Stran 80 - grand style," and essays on style continue to be written, like the old "arts of poetry" of two centuries ago. But the theory of styles has no longer a real place in modern thought; we have learned that it is no less impossible to study style as separate from the work of art than to study the comic as separate from the work of the comic artist.
Stran 83 - ... for the creation of a master-work of literature two powers must concur, the power of the man and the power of the moment...