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EGOISTS

JAMES HUNEKER

 This new edition of Huneker's book that saw his first appearance  in 1909, is wholly devoted to those modern poets, philosophers and prose  masters whose writings embody the individualistic idea as opposed to  altruistic and socialistic sentiments. Amply discussed are Stendhal,  whose cult, recently revived on the Continent, is steadily growing;  Maurice Barres, French Academician; Anatole France, blithe pagan and  delicious ironist; Max Stimer, the forerunner of Nietzsche; The mystics,  Ernest Hello new to American readers and William Blake. Much new  historical material can be found in the studies of Charles Baudelaire  and Gustave Flaubert. The hitherto unpublished letter of the novelist,  along with an original page proof of "Madame Bovary," corrected by his  own hand, will prove of interest to his admirers. That brilliant  virtuoso of the French language, J. K. Huysmans, forms the subject of a  chapter, while certain phases of Nietzsche, including his famous  published biography, "Ecce Homo", and Ibsen dramas, are also subjects of  discussion. Altogether the book represents the most mature critical and  analytical thought of the author applied to some of the most  interesting literary characters in the modern Europe of 1909.

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B&W 5 x 8 in or 203 x 127 mm Case Laminate on Creme w/Gloss Lam               Page Count:384                                     Spine Width:                  1.00000  in                                         Weight:                  1.202  lbs                                         Carton Qty:                   16                 

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