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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, A plea for culture. (search)
There is no debate about our reapers and sewing-machines. No candid person can compare the trade-lists of American publishers with those received from England, France, and Germany, without admitting that we are hardly yet to be ranked among the productive nations in literature. There are single works, and there are individual porating superficiality into our institutions, literature will come when all is ready, and when it comes will be of the best. It is not enough to make England or France our standard. There is something in the present atmosphere of England which seems fatal to purely literary genius: its fruits do not mature and mellow, but grow Heine was the last German. The French seems the only prose literature of the present day in which the element of form has any prominent place; and literature in France is after all but a favored slave. This surely leaves a clear field for America. But it is peculiarly important for us to remember that we can make no progress
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, Literature as an art. (search)
hereditary right to seek from that nation those models of culture for which we must now turn to France. In a late English magazine, there is an elaborate attempt to prove the inferiority in manlinethod, style, and what they themselves call the art of making a book. The charge is true. In France alone among living nations is literature habitually pursued as an art; and, in consequence of thl often on unhappy marriages, because such things grow naturally from the false social system in France. On the other hand, in France there is very little house-breaking, and bigamy is almost impossiFrance there is very little house-breaking, and bigamy is almost impossible, so that we hear delightfully little about them; whereas, if you subtract these from the current English novels, what is there left? Germany furnishes at present no models of prose style; and aome. It is visible everywhere else. The aim which Bonaparte avowed as his highest ambition for France, to convert all trades into arts, is being rapidly fulfilled all around us. There is a constant
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, Americanism in literature. (search)
prose literature to show that we modern Anglo-Saxons regard a profound human emotion as a thing worth the painting. Who now dares delineate a lover, except with good-natured pitying sarcasm, as in David Copperfield or Pendennis ? In the Elizabethan period, with all its unspeakable coarseness, hot blood still ran in the veins of literature; lovers burned and suffered and were men. And what was true of love was true of all the passions of the human soul. In this respect, as in many others, France has preserved more of the artistic tradition. The common criticism, however, is, that in modern French literature, as in the Elizabethan, the play of feeling is too naked and obvious, and that the Puritan self-restraint is worth more than all that dissolute wealth. I believe it; and here comes in the intellectual worth of America. Puritanism was a phase, a discipline, a hygiene; but we cannot remain always Puritans. The world needed that moral bracing, even for its art; but, after all,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, A letter to a young contributor. (search)
t to partners. But it is worth while at least to point out that in the treatment of every contribution the real interests of editor and writer are absolutely the same, and any antagonism is merely traditional, like the supposed hostility between France and England, or between England and Slavery. No editor can ever afford the rejection of a good thing, and no author the publication of a bad one. The only difficulty lies in drawing the line. Were all offered manuscripts unequivocally good or coining and exchanging new felicities of dialect: Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Africa, are present everywhere with their various contributions of wit and shrewdness, thought and geniality; in New York and elsewhere one finds whole thoroughfares of France, Italy, Spain, Portugal; on our Western railways there are placards printed in Swedish; even China is creeping in. The colonies of England are too far and too provincial to have had much reflex influence on her literature, but how our phraseology
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, Ought women to learn the alphabet? (search)
the same language with her master, but used the dialect of slaves. When, in the sixteenth century, Francoise de Saintonges wished to establish girls' schools in France, she was hooted in the streets; and her father called together four doctors, learned in the law, to decide whether she was not possessed by demons, to think of ed the Salic Law was not any sentimental anxiety to guard female delicacy and domesticity. It was, as stated by Froissart, a blunt, hearty contempt: The kingdom of France being too noble to be ruled by a woman. And the same principle was reaffirmed for our own institutions, in rather softened language, by Theophilus Parsons, in hithe Earl of Pembroke to the twice-banished nuns of Wilton. Even now, travellers agree that throughout civilized Europe, with the partial exception of England and France, the profound absorption of the mass of women in household labors renders their general elevation impossible. But with us Americans, and in this age, when all th
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, Mademoiselle's campaigns. (search)
u is dead. The strongest will that ever ruled France has passed away; and the poor, broken King has But popular power was not yet developed in France, as it was in England; all social order was unre mistaken, he replied, there is no repose in France, for I have always women to contend with. In s in the garden at Vincennes, she went through France and raised an army for his relief. Her means Buckingham astonished the cheaper chivalry of France: they drop diamonds. But for any personal cand for a few weeks held her court as Queen of France. If the Fronde had held its position she migh the generous Talon, never stained the soil of France. By deliberate premeditation, an assault was it in literature; for the female education of France in that age was far higher than England could e visible record of her, at least, the soil of France cherishes among its chiefest treasures. When n this priceless treasure-house, worth more to France than almost fair Normandy itself,--this galler[5 more...]
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, The Greek goddesses. (search)
hood in all ages, but also through a culture such as no other age has offered, through the exercise of rights never before conceded, of duties never yet imposed, will this heroic sisterhood be reared. Joining the unforgotten visions of Greek sublimity with the meeker graces of Christian tradition, there may yet be noblerforms, that shall eclipse those fair humanities of old religion ; as, when classic architecture had reached perfection, there rose the Gothic, and made the Greek seem cold. Note.--The Paris Revue Britannique of October, 1865. contained a translation of this essay, under the title of Lea Deesses Grecques, in which occurred some amusing variations. For instance, the mild satire of the sentence, Their genealogies have been discussed, as if they lived in Boston or Philadelphia, underwent this European adaptation:--Leur genealogie a ├ęte discutee comme celle des nobles dames de la societe moderne en Angleterre et en France pourrait laetre dans un college heraldique.