Théophile Gautier by Maxime Du CampThéophile Gautier by Maxime Du Camp

Théophile Gautier

byMaxime Du Camp

Paperback | January 10, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1893. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THfiOPHILE GAUTIER. CHAPTER I. YOUTH. THEOPHILE GAUTIER was a type of what writers in library catalogues call a polygrapher. He was a man of letters in the large sense of the word; he did not imitate those writers who from barrenness of ideas, or from taste, devote themselves to some special subject, which becomes so much a habit that it is impossible to them to do anything else, and who find themselves out of their element at once if they leave their ordinary domain. For him the field, the vast field of literature, had no unknown territory. He might to a greater degree and better than Pic Mirandola have offered battle to all comers to discuss de omni re scibili et quibiisdam aliis, for during the course of his life, pen in hand, he discoursed without ceasing. When we look at the mass of his work, the product of forty years' labour, we are filled with surprise and respect before such remarkable industry, which embraced without difficulty subjects whose diversity is prodigious, and which he always treated with originality, often with the superiority of a master. In the literary revival of which Chateaubriand was the precursor, Theophile Gautier stands in the front rank, brandishing his trusty Toledo pen, as they said in the days of the romanticist battles, giving way to no one, throwing himself into the thickest of the fight, facing to all sides, and redoubling in audacity under the invectives of which the new school was the object. He remained faithful to the beliefs of his youth; during the last years of his life, years that were heavy and at times painful, his heart would beat quicker and his face light up as he spoke of the first representation of Hernani and of the blows exchanged while Ligier declaimed the tirades of Triboulet in the Roi s'amuse. His faith,...
Title:Théophile GautierFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217567843

ISBN - 13:9780217567848