Chamfort: A Biography

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University of Chicago Press, 1992 M06 15 - 340 páginas
Sébastien Roch Nicolas Chamfort (1740-1794), whom Nietzsche called the "wittiest of all moralists," is now known for little more than brillian aphorisms that captivated a long line of thinkers, from Stendhal to Cioran, Schopenhauer to Camus. Yet the fascination of Chamfort's life is barely suggested by the fragments of writing that have survived him. In Claude Arnaud's captivating biography, Chamfort the libertine, playwright, journalist, and revolutionary stands revealed as the most telling emblem of his times.
 

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CHAMFORT: A Biography

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More an intellectual history than a biography, this sweeping study explores the life and times of the self-invented and self- destroyed wit, philosopher, and playwright Chamfort (1740-94), whose ... Leer comentario completo

Contenido

A Negative Fairy Tale
3
The Mask
25
Shattered Illusions
38
Ironclad in Repelling Evil a Wax Mold in Accepting
56
AuteuilPassy
75
Long Live Mirabeau And Long Live the Charmer
89
Julie
103
Half Cockscomb Half Poppy
131
Doing Away with the Self
206
A Bad Dream
229
His Own Executioner
244
NietzscheChamfort
263
The Theft of Chamforts Manuscripts
271
A Chamfort Sampler
281
Illustrations after page 150
293
Bibliography
319

The Bastille
162
Shattered Dreams
188
Contemporary Periodicals
325
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Acerca del autor (1992)

Deke Dusinberre is an American writer and translator specializing in art history. He lives and works in Paris.

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