有关英国诗人的演讲
 Lectures on the English Poets

  • 作   者:

    威廉·哈兹里特
    William Hazlitt

  • 出版社:

    外语教学与研究出版社
    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

  • 语   言:

    英文

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《有关英国诗人的演讲》是英国散文家、评论家威廉·哈兹里特1818年的著作,书中首先概括性地介绍了诗歌及相关理论,后面的章节分别介绍了乔叟、斯宾塞、莎士比亚、弥尔顿等历史上伟大的诗人,谈论了英国的叙事性诗歌和作者所处时代有影响力的诗人。

Lectures on the English Poets (1818) was written by the English writer, drama and literary critic William Hazlitt. The book gives an introduction on poetry in general. In the later chapters, great poets like Chaucer, Spenser, Shakspeare and Milton are introduced. The book also talks about the old English Ballads and the living poets of the author’s age.

威廉·哈兹里特(Hazlitt,William,1778.04.10-1830.09.18),英国散文家,评论家,画家。生于肯特郡的梅德斯通,曾公开支持美国独立战争。主要代表作有:《拿破仑传》,《论人的行为准则》,《论青春的不朽之感》,《伊丽莎白时代的戏剧文学》等。

William Hazlitt (10 April 1778 – 18 September 1830) was an English writer, drama and literary critic, painter, social commentator, and philosopher. He is now considered one of the greatest critics and essayists in the history of the English language,placed in the company of Samuel Johnson and George Orwell. He is also acknowledged as the finest art critic of his age.Despite his high standing among historians of literature and art, his work is currently little read and mostly out of print.

Poetry is the language of the imagination and the passions. It relates to whatever gives immediate pleasure or pain to the human mind. It comes home to the bosoms and businesses of men; for nothing but what so comes home to them in the most general and intelligible shape, can be a subject for poetry. Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else. It is not a mere frivolous accomplishment, (as some persons have been led to imagine) the trifling amusement of a few idle readers or leisure hours—it has been the study and delight of mankind in all ages. Many people suppose that poetry is something to be found only in books, contained in lines of ten syllables, with like endings: but wherever there is a sense of beauty, or power, or harmony, as in the motion of a wave of the sea, in the growth of a flower that "spreads its sweet leaves to the air, and dedicates its beauty to the sun,"—there is poetry, in its birth. If history is a grave study, poetry may be said to be a graver: its materials lie deeper, and are spread wider. History treats, for the most part, of the cumbrous and unwieldly masses of things, the empty cases in which the affairs of the world are packed, under the heads of intrigue or war, in different states, and from century to century: but there is no thought or feeling that can have entered into the mind of man, which he would be eager to communicate to others, or which they would listen to with delight, that is not a fit subject for poetry.

  • LECTURE I. —INTRODUCTORY ON POETRY IN GENERAL.

  • LECTURE II. ON CHAUCER AND SPENSER.

  • LECTURE III. ON SHAKSPEARE AND MILTON.

  • LECTURE IV. ON DRYDEN AND POPE.

  • LECTURE V. ON THOMSON AND COWPER.

  • LECTURE VI. ON SWIFT, YOUNG, GRAY, COLLINS, &c.

  • LECTURE VII. ON BURNS, AND THE OLD ENGLISH BALLADS.

  • LECTURE VIII. ON THE LIVING POETS.

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