The Quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns

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Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))

CRITICISM

Bohm, Arnd. “Ancients and Moderns in Wieland's ‘Proceß um des Esels Schatten.’” Modern Language Notes 103, No. 3 (Spring 1988): 652-61.

Compares Christoph Martin Wieland's “Proceß” to Jonathan Swift's The Battle of the Books and discusses the Quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns in eighteenth-century Germany.

DeJean, Joan. “Did the Seventeenth Century Invent Our Fin de Siècle? Or, the Creation of the Enlightenment That We May at Last Be Leaving Behind.” Critical Enquiry 22, No. 4 (Summer 1996): 790-816.

Argues that the culture wars in seventeenth-century France, including the Quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns, marked a turning point in Western culture.

Hartman, Elwood. “Mme. de Staël, the Continuing Quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns, and the Idea of Progress.” Research Studies, 50, No. 1 (March 1982): 33-45.

Discusses the writings of Mme. De Staël, whom the author sees as the last voice in the eighteenth-century Quarrel between the Ancients and Moderns.

Jaeschke, Walter. “Early German Idealist Reinterpretation of the Quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns.” Clio 12, No. 4 (Summer 1983): 313-31.

Contends that in Germany in the late eighteenth century the Quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns incorporated a debate on the philosophy of religion.

Knox, Edward C. “Introduction.” In Jean de la Bruyère, pp. 13-23. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1973.

Survey of La Bruyère's background, including a discussion of his support of the Ancients in the Quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns.

Kostoroski, Emilie P. “Trends.” In The Eagle and the Dove: Corneille and Racine in the Literary Criticism of Eighteenth-Century France, pp. 17-51. Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, Vol. XCV, edited by Theodore Besterman. Oxfordshire: The Voltaire Foundation, 1972.

Explores the rivalry between Corneille and Racine, including a contextualization of their literary feud as part of the Quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns.

Levine, Joseph M. “Vico and the Quarrel between the Ancients and Moderns.” Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century 263 (1989): 564-65.

Brief article describing common ground between the Ancients and the Moderns, arguing that the two sides applied similar standards to the classics but arrived at differing conclusions.

Lewis, Philip. “Fragmented Text and...

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