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William Hazlitt (1) (1778–1830)

Autor/a de On the Pleasure of Hating

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Sobre l'autor

William Hazlitt was born on April 10, 1778 in Maidstone, England. As a young man, he studied for the ministry at Hackney College in London, but eventually realized that he wasn't committed to becoming a minister. After he lacked success as a portrait painter, he turned to writing. His first book, mostra'n més An Essay on the Principles of Human Action, was published in 1805. His other works include Free Thoughts on Public Affairs, Round Table, Table Talk, Spirit of the Age, Characters of Shakespeare, A View of the English Stage, English Poets, English Comic Writers, Political Essays with Sketches of Public Characters, Plain Speaker, and The Life of Napoleon. He died of stomach cancer on September 18, 1830. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: engraving by John Hazlitt

Obres de William Hazlitt

On the Pleasure of Hating (2004) 643 exemplars
Table Talk (1995) 149 exemplars
The Spirit of the Age (1825) 108 exemplars
Essays (1923) 68 exemplars
Liber Amoris (1823) 65 exemplars
Lectures on the English poets (1818) 30 exemplars
The Plain Speaker (1826) 24 exemplars
Selected Essays (1917) 22 exemplars
The Round Table (1817) 18 exemplars
Winterslow [ed. WH's son] (1850) 17 exemplars
Metropolitan Writings (2005) 17 exemplars
On the Elgin Marbles (2008) 15 exemplars
Literary Remains [ed. WH's son] (1836) 11 exemplars
William Hazlitt: Essays (1964) 11 exemplars
The Hazlitt Sampler (1961) 9 exemplars
Selected Writings (English Library) — Autor — 7 exemplars
El arte de caminar (2020) 6 exemplars
Men and Manners (1970) 6 exemplars
Hazlitt painted by himself (1948) 5 exemplars
Shakespeare's Characters (1983) 4 exemplars
Inmortalidad juventud (1901) 3 exemplars
Ir de viaje (2010) 3 exemplars
The Best of Hazlitt (1947) 3 exemplars
Political Essays (1819) 3 exemplars
Works of William Hazlitt (2009) 2 exemplars
Liber amoris et autres textes (1994) 2 exemplars
Sobre el ingenio y el humor (2018) 2 exemplars
La solitude est sainte (2014) 2 exemplars
Twee essays 1 exemplars
The Fight and Other Writings — Autor — 1 exemplars
Essays and Sketches (1993) 1 exemplars
A View of the English Stage (1818) 1 exemplars
The English Novelists (2005) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (1589) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions31,442 exemplars
El Mercader de Venècia (1600) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions11,293 exemplars
The Art of the Personal Essay (1994) — Col·laborador — 1,367 exemplars
English Essays: From Sir Philip Sidney to Macaulay (1909) — Col·laborador — 479 exemplars
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 4th Edition, Volume 2 (1979) — Col·laborador — 249 exemplars
A Book of English Essays (1942) — Col·laborador — 240 exemplars
Ben Jonson and the Cavalier Poets [Norton Critical Edition] (1975) — Col·laborador — 229 exemplars
Discourses on Art (1959) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions210 exemplars
Coleridge's Poetry and Prose [Norton Critical Edition] (2003) — Col·laborador — 198 exemplars
2 Plays: Henry VIII; King John (1986) — Criticism, algunes edicions139 exemplars
The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying, and Living On (1997) — Col·laborador — 60 exemplars
An Apology for the Life of Colley Cibber (1938)algunes edicions54 exemplars
The Romantics on Shakespeare (1992) — Autor — 36 exemplars
Writing Politics: An Anthology (2020) — Col·laborador — 35 exemplars
Classic Essays in English (1961) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Byron, Poetry & Prose (1940) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Englische Essays aus drei Jahrhunderten (1980) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Edmund Burke: Appraisals and Applications (1990) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
A Reader for Writers — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars


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William Hazlitt--a kindred soul. Maybe I can meet him in the afterlife.
On the pleasure of hating:
The Fight: p.1-- Do English People ever eat vegetables? I wonder how long they take in the ladies' room? A loathsome subject, so I don't enjoy the story.
On the Spirit of Monarchy: p.47-- Making fun of royalty. "... whatever suffers oppression, They think deserves it.They are ever ready to side with the strong, to insult and trample on the weak." All power is but an unabated nuisance, a barbarous assumption, an aggravated Injustice, that is not directed to the common good: all Grandeur that has not something corresponding to it in personal Merit and heroic acts, is a deliberate burlesque, and an insult on common sense and human nature."
On Reason and Imagination: p. 84--"a spectacle of deliberate cruelty, that shocks everyone that sees and hears of it, is not to be justified by any calculations of cold-blooded self-interest-- is not to be permitted in any case... necessity has been therefore justly called "The tyrant's plea." (Slaughterhouse footage--veganism) There are two classes whom I have found given to this kind of reasoning, against the use of our senses and feelings and what concerns human nature, viz. knaves and fools. The last do it because they think their own shallow Dogma settle all questions best without any farther appeal and the first do it because they know that the refinements of the head are more easily got rid of than the suggestions of the heart and that a strong sense of Injustice, excited by a particular case in all its aggravations, tells more against them than all the distinctions of the jurist.... Thou Hast no speculation in those eyes that thou Dost glare with: thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold.
On the Pleasure of Hating: p.104--how long did the Pope, the Bourbons and the Inquisition keep the people of England in breath and Supply them with nicknames to vent their spleen upon? (Trumpudo) .... The pleasure of hating, like a poisonous mineral, eats Into the Heart of religion, and turns it to rankling spleen and bigotry; it makes patriotism an excuse for carrying fire, pestilence, and famine into other lands: it leaves to Virtue nothing but the spirit of censoriousness, and the narrow, jealous, inquisitorial watchfulness over the actions and motives of others..... The only way to be reconciled to Old Friends is to part with them for good: at a distance we may chance to be thrown back(in a waking dream)upon old times and old feelings: or at any rate, we should not think of renewing our intimacy, till we have fairly spit our spite, or said, thought, and felt all the ill we can of each other.(Mary Munro)... I care little what anyone says of me, particularly behind my back, and in the way of critical and analytical discussion - it is looks of dislike and Scorn, that I answered with the worst Venom of my pen. the expression of the face wounds me more than the expression of the tongue.(the Vietnamese women on the next street who follow me to see if my doggies go potty in their yards, despite the fact that I hold up my poo-poo bag for them to see. The next time I'm going to give them a piece of my mind, in Spanish--so there!)... I have seen all that had been done by the mighty yearnings of the spirit and intellect of men, of whom the world was not worthy, and that promised a proud opening to truth and good through the Vista of future years, undone by one man, with just glimmering of understanding enough to feel that he was a king, but not to comprehend how he could be king of a free people! (Obama>Trumpudo)... It has become an understood thing that no one can live by his talents or knowledge who is not ready to prostitute those talents and that knowledge to betray his species, and prey upon his fellow - man.
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burritapal | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Oct 23, 2022 |
The pleasure of hating, like a poisonous mineral, eats into the heart of religion, and turns it to rankling spleen and bigotry; it makes patriotism an excuse for carrying fire, pestilence, and famine into other lands; it leaves to virtue nothing but the spirit of censoriousness, and a narrow, jealous, inquisitorial watchfulness over the actions and motives of others.

An alluring title, to be sure, but as with many of his contemporary essayists, Hazlitt rambles more often than he explains or enlightens. In each essay (The Fight, The Indian Jugglers, On the Spirit of Monarchy, What is The People, On Reason and Imagination, On the Pleasure of Hating - only two of which could be considered rewarding), there is perhaps a page of distilled Idea, a kernel such as the above which grew into an unnavigable thicket of prose once pen was laid to paper.

It is of a fashion to bemoan the spiteful and belligerent times we live in, and in this spirit I offer the following morsel:

Does the love of virtue denote any wish to discover or amend our own faults? No, but it atones for an obstinate adherence to our own vices by the most virulent intolerance to human frailties.
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mkfs | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Aug 13, 2022 |
At one moment Mr Hazlitt criticises those who beat about the bush. That's certainly not his fault. He tells you at once what his opinion, covered by the beginning essay, is. And then he tells you, in different words, again. And again. And again ... Strangely, I often thought I might quite enjoy arguing with the author over a cup of tea or a pint of beer. But being bereft of the possibility of butting in with "Point taken, but don't you think that ..." made it rather a dull reading. In fact I would skip, as I progressed, larger and larger portions of the text; at the end I skipped certain essays altogether.… (més)
Stravaiger64 | Aug 29, 2020 |
Pasear es un entretenimiento burgués, distinguido, ocioso, elegante...; caminar es más bien algo instintivo, natural, salvaje..
pedrolopez | Dec 11, 2017 |



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