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On Great Writing

On Great Writing

(On the Sublime)

  • Author: Longinus
  • Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Rhetoric
  • Page: 66
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The Sublime

The Sublime

  • Author: Harold Bloom,Blake Hobby
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 1604134437
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 296
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Explores the literary theme of the Sublime in works ranging from "Emma" to "The Fall of the House of Usher" and Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" to the poetry of William Butler Yeats.

On the Sublime

On the Sublime

  • Author: Longinus
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781542647878
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  • Page: 38
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On the SublimeLonginusTranslated by W. Rhys RobertsOn the Sublime is a Roman-era Greek work of literary criticism dated to the 1st century AD. Its author is unknown, but is conventionally referred to as Longinus or Pseudo-Longinus. It is regarded as a classic work on aesthetics and the effects of good writing. The treatise highlights examples of good and bad writing from the previous millennium, focusing particularly on what may lead to the sublime.The author's identity has been debated for centuries. The oldest surviving manuscript, from the 10th century, indicates the original author was named "Dionysius or Longinus", which was later misread as "Dionysius Longinus". Subsequent interpretations have attributed the work to Dionysius of Halicarnassus (1st century) or Cassius Longinus (c. 213-273 AD), though neither is now widely accepted.Given his positive reference to Genesis, Longinus has been assumed to be either a Hellenized Jew or readily familiar with the Jewish culture. As such, Longinus emphasizes that, to be a truly great writer, authors must have "moral excellence". In fact, critics speculate that Longinus avoided publication in the ancient world "either by modesty or by prudential motives". Moreover, Longinus stresses that transgressive writers are not necessarily shameless fools, even if they take literary risks that seem "bold, lawless, and original". As for social subjectivity, Longinus acknowledges that complete liberty promotes spirit and hope; according to Longinus, "never did a slave become an orator". On the other hand, too much luxury and wealth leads to a decay in eloquence-eloquence being the goal of the sublime writer.

The Elements of Expression

The Elements of Expression

Putting Thoughts into Words

  • Author: Arthur Plotnik
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1936740249
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 240
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More than ever in this completely updated edition, The Elements of Expression helps word users "light up the cosmos or the written page or the face across the table" as they seek the radiance of expressiveness—the vivid expression of thoughts, feelings, and observations. Nothing kills radiance like the murky, generic language dominating today's talk, airwaves, and posts. It tugs at our every sentence, but using it to express anything beyond the ordinary is like flapping the tongue to escape gravity. The Elements of Expression offers an adventurous and inspiring flight into words that truly share what's percolating in our minds. Here writers, presenters, students, bloggers—even well intentioned "Mad Men"—will discover language to convey precise feelings, move audiences, delight and persuade. No snob or scold, the acclaimed word-maven Arthur Plotnik explores the full range of expressiveness, from playful "tough talk" to finely wrought literature, with hundreds of rousing examples. Confessing that we are all "like a squid in its ink" when first groping for luminous expression, he shines his amiable wit on the elements leading, ultimately, to language of "fissionable intensity."

Longinus On the Sublime in Writing. Translated with Notes Original and Selected, and Three Dissertations [by W. T. Spurdens]. L.P.

Longinus On the Sublime in Writing. Translated with Notes Original and Selected, and Three Dissertations [by W. T. Spurdens]. L.P.

  • Author: Longinus,William Tylney SPURDENS
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Longinus on the Sublime, in Writing

Longinus on the Sublime, in Writing

  • Author: Longinus,William Tylney Spurdens
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sublime, The
  • Page: 362
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The Greek and Roman Critics

The Greek and Roman Critics

  • Author: G. M. A. Grube
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780872203105
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 372
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A reprint of the University of Toronto edition of 1965.

Dionysius Longinus On the Sublime

Dionysius Longinus On the Sublime

  • Author: Longinus,William Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Aesthetics
  • Page: 187
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Longinus on the Sublime

Longinus on the Sublime

The Greek Text Edited After the Paris Manuscript

  • Author: Longinus
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521720141
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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This is the 1907 second edition of W. Rhys Roberts' Longinus on the Sublime. The volume contains the Greek text edited after the Paris manuscript, an extensive introduction, and a thorough and accessible translation of the main text. Roberts' introduction is divided into two parts: the authorship of the Treatise, and its content and character. Roberts is careful to place On the Sublime in its critical context, challenging both the inscription and description of this classical text. The author is thought to be an unknown teacher, and not the historical Longinus, whilst the 'sublime' in this instance is not 'the sublime' as we would commonly understand it. On the Sublime is a text which dissects the problems of literary criticism and the aesthetics of Greek literature. The lively and intelligent style of the text will ensure that Roberts' edition is enjoyed by Greek scholars and general readers alike.

Writing and Victorianism

Writing and Victorianism

  • Author: J.B. Bullen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317888464
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 360
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Writing and Victorianism asks the fundamental question 'what is Victorianism?' and offers a number of answers taken from methods and approaches which have been developed over the last ten years. This collection of essays, written by both new and established scholars from Britain and the U.S.A, develops many of the themes of nineteenth-century studies which have lately come to the fore, touching upon issues such as drugs, class, power and gender. Some essays reflect the interaction of word and image in the nineteenth-century, and the notion of the city as spectacle; others look at Victorian science finding a connection between writing and the growth of psychology and psychiatry on the one hand and with the power of scientific materialism on the other. As well as key figures such as Dickens, Tennyson and Wilde, a host of new names are introduced including working-class writers attempting to define themselves and writers in the Periodical press who, once anonymous, exercised a great influence over Victorian politics, taste, and social ideals. From these observations there emerges a need for self-definition in Victorian writing. History, ancestry, and the past all play their part in figuring the present in the nineteenth-century, and many of these studies foreground the problem of literary, social, and psychological identity.