Master-Spirits Robert Buchanan

ISBN: 9781331377207

Published: September 27th 2015

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402 pages


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Master-Spirits  by  Robert Buchanan

Master-Spirits by Robert Buchanan
September 27th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 402 pages | ISBN: 9781331377207 | 9.11 Mb

Excerpt from Master-SpiritsAmong the many vague forms which modem ingenuity has tried to manipulate into a Science must be classed what is usually called Criticism- but, for my own part, I am inclined to think that Criticism means to belong to theMoreExcerpt from Master-SpiritsAmong the many vague forms which modem ingenuity has tried to manipulate into a Science must be classed what is usually called Criticism- but, for my own part, I am inclined to think that Criticism means to belong to the Fine Arts, and to elude the scientific arrangement altogether.There was a time, of course, when books, pictures, and music were judged by a certain set of fixed rules, each incontestable as the law of gravitation- when contemporary persons could appraise the value of an aesthetic article as easily as a grocer finds out the weight of a pound of sugar- when, in fact, critics knew their business thoroughly, being in the secret of the manufacture.

Sometimes the critical scales were entrusted to one man, say to Voltaire, or John Dryden, or Addison.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

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