The Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books

Joseph M. Levine provides a witty and erudite account of one of the most celebrated chapters in English cultural history, the acrimonious quarrel between the "ancients" and the "moderns" which Jonathan Swift dubbed "the Battle of the Books.

Author: Joseph M. Levine

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501727641

Category: History

Page: 448

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Joseph M. Levine provides a witty and erudite account of one of the most celebrated chapters in English cultural history, the acrimonious quarrel between the "ancients" and the "moderns" which Jonathan Swift dubbed "the Battle of the Books." The dispute that amused and excited the English world of letters from 1690 until the 1730s was, Levine shows, an installment in the long-standing debate about the relationship of classical learning to modern life. Levine argues that the debate was fundamentally a quarrel about the rival claims of history and literature concerning the proper way to understand the authors of the past. He skillfully examines how both sides wrote their own brands of history: The moderns, led by Richard Bentley, proposed that the "modern" inventions of classical scholarship and archaeology gave them a superior insight into the past; the ancients, marshaled by Jonathan Swift and Alexander Pope, held out for a more direct imitation of antiquity and opposed the new scholarship with all the force of their satire and invective. Levine demonstrates that the ancients and the moderns influenced each other in powerful ways, and had much more in common than they knew. Chronicling a critical episode in the development of modem scholarship, The Battle of the Books illuminates the roots of present-day controversies about the role of the classics in the curriculum and the place of the humanities in education.
Categories: History

The Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books

Author: Gerard Hopkins

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4192391

Category: Book industries and trade

Page: 55

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Categories: Book industries and trade

The Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books

In this clear-eyed survey Bill McCormack assesses the alliances, the animosities, the factions, seeking to show the common ground they share even as they dispute its possession.

Author: W. J. McCormack

Publisher: Lilliput PressLtd

ISBN: UOM:39015013441301

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 94

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The war of words between critics and writers is no paper conflict but affects daily life where literature and politics interact. The twentieth-century concern is nowhere more evident than in Ireland today where the growing 'Troubles' in Ulster gave critical debate particular focus. In this clear-eyed survey Bill McCormack assesses the alliances, the animosities, the factions, seeking to show the common ground they share even as they dispute its possession. In his analysis of individual writers, journals and larger enterprises, McCormack raises some unexpected possibilities: Is Conor Cruise O'Brien best understood as a Catholic mystic? Should Field Day be seen as a depoliticising force in Irish culture? What truly distinguishes the manoeuvres of Seamus Heaney, Terence Brown, Edna Longley and Denis Donhgue from each other? Have critics begun to learn from historians, or have historians begun to fight shy of culture? Is the British "Literary Left" imperialist? Is there a non-sectarian art? Underlying this polished and stimulating critique is a sombre awareness of literature's contribution to political malaise, and a call for an engagement with the real forces that govern people's lives.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Battle of the Books and Other Short Pieces Annotated

The Battle of the Books and Other Short Pieces Annotated

The Battle of the Books is the name of a short satire written by Jonathan Swift and published as part of the prolegomena to his A Tale of a Tub in 1704.

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798735060963

Category:

Page: 170

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The Battle of the Books is the name of a short satire written by Jonathan Swift and published as part of the prolegomena to his A Tale of a Tub in 1704. It depicts a literal battle between books in the King's Library, as ideas and authors struggle for supremacy. Because of the satire, The Battle of the Books has become a term for the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns. It is one of his earliest well known works.
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The Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books

" So begins Jonathan Swift's satire, The Battle of the Books, which tells of a great battle between the books in the King's Library. The name of his satire came be used in reference the the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns.

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781775417880

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 216

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"This discourse, as it is unquestionably of the same author, so it seems to have been written about the same time, with 'The Tale of a Tub;' I mean the year 1697, when the famous dispute was on foot about ancient and modern learning. The controversy took its rise from an essay of Sir William Temple's upon that subject. At length, there appearing no end of the quarrel, our author tells us that the books in St. James's Library, looking upon themselves as parties principally concerned, took up the controversy, and came to a decisive battle." So begins Jonathan Swift's satire, The Battle of the Books, which tells of a great battle between the books in the King's Library. The name of his satire came be used in reference the the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns.
Categories: Literary Collections

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

This book covers many important events for those studying censorship conflicts.

Author: Lee Burress

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105033082335

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 385

View: 964

This book covers many important events for those studying censorship conflicts.
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Jonathan Swift The battle of the books

Jonathan Swift  The battle of the books

Author: Hermann Josef Real

Publisher: De Gruyter

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037231888

Category: Ancients and moderns, Quarrel of

Page: 144

View: 646

Includes the English text of J. Swift's The battle of the books.
Categories: Ancients and moderns, Quarrel of

A Battle of the Books

A Battle of the Books

Author: Mary Abigail Dodge

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000057757117

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 288

View: 139

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The Battle of the Books and Other Short Pieces

The Battle of the Books and Other Short Pieces

"The Battle of the Books and Other Short Pieces" by Jonathan Swift.

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066442460

Category: Fiction

Page: 98

View: 710

"The Battle of the Books and Other Short Pieces" by Jonathan Swift. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Categories: Fiction

A Tale of a Tub

A Tale of a Tub

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: London Dent [1909?]

ISBN: UCSC:32106005784704

Category: Agricultural chemicals

Page: 325

View: 516

Categories: Agricultural chemicals

The Battle of the Ballot

The Battle of the Ballot

Author: Meenu Roy

Publisher: South Asia Books

ISBN: UOM:39015029740696

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 821

Categories: Political Science

The Battle of the Books and Other Short Pieces AnnotatedJonathan Swift

The Battle of the Books and Other Short Pieces AnnotatedJonathan Swift

The Battle of the Books is the name of a short satire written by Jonathan Swift and published as part of the prolegomena to his A Tale of a Tub in 1704.

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798586089847

Category:

Page: 170

View: 286

The Battle of the Books is the name of a short satire written by Jonathan Swift and published as part of the prolegomena to his A Tale of a Tub in 1704. It depicts a literal battle between books in the King's Library, as ideas and authors struggle for supremacy. Because of the satire, The Battle of the Books has become a term for the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns. It is one of his earliest well known works.
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The Battle of Books and Other Short Pieces

The Battle of Books and Other Short Pieces

The Battle of the Books is the name of a short satire written by Jonathan Swift and published as part of the prolegomena to his A Tale of a Tub in 1704.

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798703211762

Category:

Page: 170

View: 119

The Battle of the Books is the name of a short satire written by Jonathan Swift and published as part of the prolegomena to his A Tale of a Tub in 1704. It depicts a literal battle between books in the King's Library, as ideas and authors struggle for supremacy. Because of the satire, The Battle of the Books has become a term for the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns. It is one of his earliest well known works.
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A Tale of a Tub

A Tale of a Tub

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher:

ISBN: BNC:1001942440

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Page: 200

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Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

Author: James Atlas

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 0393310701

Category: Books and reading

Page: 157

View: 397

Does it matter which books college students read? Indeed it does, contends the author. Atlas presents a trenchant assessment of America at its educational crossroads, and asserts that whatr in shaping Buyer's Choice
Categories: Books and reading