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The Resource William Hazlitt : the first modern man, Duncan Wu

William Hazlitt : the first modern man, Duncan Wu

Label
William Hazlitt : the first modern man
Title
William Hazlitt
Title remainder
the first modern man
Statement of responsibility
Duncan Wu
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Romanticism is where the modern age begins, and Hazlitt was its most articulate spokesman. By interpreting it for his contemporaries, he speaks to us of ourselves of the culture and world we inhabit today. Perhaps the most important development of his time, the print media, now dominates our lives: Hazlitt's livelihood was dependent on it. As this new biography argues, he took political sketch-wrlting to a new level, invented sports commentary as we know it, became the greatest theatre and art critic of his day, and created the essay-form as practised by Clive James, Gore Vidal, and Michael Foot." "Duncan Wu's profile of one of the greatest journalists in the language draws on years of archival research in libraries across Britain and North America, to reveal for the first time such matters as why Godwin broke with Hazlitt; how Hazlitt came to know Sir John Soane and J.M.W. Turner; the true nature of Hazlitt's dealings with Thomas Medwin, and what the likes of Joseph Farington and Sir Thomas Lawrence thought of him. In addition, it sheds new light on Hazlitt's acquaintance with Francis Jeffrey, Robert Stodart, John M'Creery, Henry Crabb Robinson, Joseph Parkes, John Cam Hobhouse, and Stendhal. It benefits also from Wu's New Writings of William Hazlitt, many of which make their appearance here, illuminating hitherto obscure passages of Hazlitt's life."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wu, Duncan
Dewey number
  • 824/.7
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4773
LC item number
.W8 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hazlitt, William
  • Authors, English
  • Critics
  • Romanticism
Label
William Hazlitt : the first modern man, Duncan Wu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [442]-535) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
223877440
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 557 pages
Isbn
9780199549580
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2008031678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)223877440
Label
William Hazlitt : the first modern man, Duncan Wu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [442]-535) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
223877440
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 557 pages
Isbn
9780199549580
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2008031678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)223877440

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