A propos des chefs-d'oeuvre by Charles Dantzig

By Charles Dantzig

« Chef-d'œuvre. » Quand ce très vieux mot du Moyen Âge utilisé pour l'artisanat a-t-il commencé à être appliqué à los angeles littérature ? Y a-t-il un critère du chef-d'œuvre littéraire ? Mieux, une recette ? remark être sûr qu'un livre est un chef-d'œuvre ? Un chef-d'œuvre est-il éternel ? los angeles postérité est-elle le bon juge ? Crée-t-on encore des chefs-d'œuvre aujourd'hui ? remark définir le chef-d'œuvre ?

C'est à toutes ces questions que tente de répondre ce livre. Parcourant les grands livres, de Homère à Heine et de Boccace à Beckett, il suggest une examine inattendue de l'œuvre de James Joyce aussi bien que des considérations sur ce que l'on peut penser des Aristochats de Walt Disney. Charles Dantzig montre encore une fois que l'on peut associer le brillant et los angeles réflexion, l. a. virtuosité et los angeles profondeur, l'érudition et l'esprit.

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Ames regl´ees et fortes d’elles mesmes’. 17: P 696, V 657, F 498. 44 Richard Scholar has similarly characterised Montaigne’s ‘turn of mind’ as ‘free-thinking’, a phrase intended to recall the ‘anti-authoritarian topos’ of the libertas philosophandi and, more particularly, the commonplace saying ‘amicus Plato, magis amica veritas’ (‘Plato is my friend but a greater friend is truth’). ” [ . . ] but “What do I think about it? ”’45 Montaigne is concerned not merely to underline his own intellectual liberty but to encourage, in turn, a similar independence of judgment and interpretation in his readers.

Voire ils s’exemptent par l`a, de la jalousie de leur discipline’. 12: P 530, V 503, F 372. A ‘Ceste capacit´ e de trier le vray, B quelle qu’elle soit en moy, A et cett’ humeur libre de n’assubjectir ays´ement ma creance, je la dois principallement a` moy’. 17: P 697, V 658, F 499. A ‘Les plus fermes imaginations que j’aye, et generalles, ce sont celles mesmes B sont celles A qui par maniere de dire, nasquirent avec moy: B elles sont naturelles, et toutes miennes. A Je les produisis crues et simples, [ .

Ames regl´ees et fortes d’elles mesmes’. 17: P 696, V 657, F 498. 44 Richard Scholar has similarly characterised Montaigne’s ‘turn of mind’ as ‘free-thinking’, a phrase intended to recall the ‘anti-authoritarian topos’ of the libertas philosophandi and, more particularly, the commonplace saying ‘amicus Plato, magis amica veritas’ (‘Plato is my friend but a greater friend is truth’). ” [ . . ] but “What do I think about it? ”’45 Montaigne is concerned not merely to underline his own intellectual liberty but to encourage, in turn, a similar independence of judgment and interpretation in his readers.

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