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Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I stumbled upon this gem by circumstances strange indeed: De Quincey's translation of Caesar. Digging into the biography of this occasional Latin translator, I gradually reached this point, the essay on Joan of Arc, and I settled to read it in awe. To the modern reader the very grammar and construction will seem, at first, a bit exotic, as we have lost much of our language to the feeble demands of cheap journalism, and here is a prose that sacrifices nothing to its purpose: The oratory skill that was attributed to De Quincey by his contemporaries comes through in sentences like giant waves, that build in the ebb and flow of subordinate clauses to climb and fall, at each comma to rise another notch and finally blow triumphant, as we inhale.
Critical and Miscellaneous Essays is the title of a collection of reprinted reviews and other magazine pieces by the Scottish philosopher and historian Thomas Carlyle.
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Its subject matter ranges from literary criticism especially of German literature to biography, history and social commentary. These essays have been described as "Intriguing in their own right as specimens of graphic and original nonfiction prose…indispensable for understanding the development of Carlyle's mind and literary career",  and the scholar Angus Ross has noted that the review-form displays in the highest degree Carlyle's "discursiveness, allusiveness, argumentativeness, and his sense of playing the prophet's part.
Carlyle earned his living during the late s and early s as a reviewer and essayist, contributing to the Edinburgh Review , the Foreign Review , Fraser's Magazine , and other journals. As early as he thought about collecting these pieces in book form, but it was not until that he seriously prepared for such an edition,  when with the help of his friends Ralph Waldo Emerson , Harriet Martineau and others, he entered into negotiations with the Boston publisher James Munroe. The Critical and Miscellaneous Essays were duly published by him in four volumes, the first two being issued on 14 July , with a preface by Emerson, and the last two on 1 July The following is a list of the contents of the Chapman and Hall edition 4 vols.
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