Benedetto Croce: Essays on Literature and Literary Criticism

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SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 244 pages
The literary criticism of Benedetto Croce is considered by many to be the vital part of his thought. These essays, some of which appear for the first time in English, show the breadth and depth of Croce's work as literary critic and presuppose his mature theory of art. The writings are here arranged chronologically according to their subjects, helping to lend coherence to the great variety of subjects Croce treated. Unlike other renderings, these works are annotated and include translations of Latin, Renaissance Italian, and German passages. Also included is a clear and cogent introduction to Crocean aesthetics and an up-to-date bibliography.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Homer A Modern Interpretation of Some Classical Judgments
27
Terence
33
Lucretius and Virgil I The De Rerum Natura II The Georics
49
Virgil Aeneas Facing Dido
61
The Character and Unity of Dantes Poetry
69
Dante The Concluding Canto of the Commedia
75
Petrarca I The Dream of Love that survives Passion II Canzone My Ancient Sweet Cruel Lord
83
Corneilles Ideal
127
In Goethes Faust Wagner The Pedant
139
Marcel Proust A Case of Decadent Historicism
145
Poes Essays on Poetry
151
Ibsen
157
An English Jesuit Poet Gerard Manley Hopkins
167
Notes
187
Selected Bibliography
225

Ludovico Ariosto The Realization of Harmony
95
Shakespeares Poetic Sentiment
107
Shakespeares Art
117

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About the author (1990)

M. E. Moss is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College. She is the author of Benedetto Croce Reconsidered: Truth and Error in Theories of Art, History, and Literature.

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