Hippolyte Taine (Taine, Hippolyte, ) | The Online Books PageHippolyte Taine is best known for his theory that literature is the product of "la race, le milieu et le moment" Histoire xxiii , a proposition that places him squarely in the positivist camp of Auguste Comte and other nineteenth-century French thinkers. Yet Taine's view of the essential nature of an author's surroundings is not as limiting as it appears, and in fact Taine often found himself at odds with prevailing positivist and naturalist theories. He was a prolific writer who explored history, literature, metaphysics, and psychology, all the while scorning Comte for his restricted vision of the world. Yet despite Taine's considerable influence in various disciplines, his principal interest to modern scholars can be resumed in the words "race," "milieu," and "moment. When his father died in , Taine was sent to Paris to study, eventually attending the cole Normale. Although he was clearly the outstanding student of his class, he failed his final examination for the agrgation because the conservative examiners disapproved of his lesson on Spinoza's moral system. This episode would have a profound effect upon Taine's career and on his attitude toward the dominant philosophers of his day.
Subjects English literaturetranslated by John Durand. The Ideal in ArtHistory and criticism. History of English literature: Abridged from the translation of H. Want to Read?There's no description for this book yet. Taine's limitations thus render him less useful for those twentieth-century critics whose major concern is the text itself. He also taught at Oxfordwhere he was a Doctor in Law. The Harvard Classics.
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Conceived by Taine with the aim of understanding the France of his day, the six-volume work achieved originality in its use of a literture perspective to analyse the causes of the French Revolution. Benjamin Abrams. Forced to abandon his goal of university teaching, History of En.
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History of English literature, tr. Hippolyte Adolphe Taine. The Saxons. The Normans. The New Tongue. The Theatre. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts.
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History of English literaturea major proponent of sociological positivism and one of the first practitioners of historicist criticism. Although he was clearly the outstanding student of his class, Gebbie Pub. He was the chief theoretical influence of French naturalism. Art in Greece !