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Babbitt, Irving 1865-1933

Overview
Works: 173 works in 716 publications in 7 languages and 16,849 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Religious fiction  History  Drama  Allegories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Biography  Tragedies (Drama)  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: PT2617.E85, 833.912
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Rousseau and romanticism by Irving Babbitt( Book )

139 editions published between 1919 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is the best-known and most widely discussed work of the influential scholar and critic Irving Babbitt (1865-1933), intellectual leader of the movement known as the New Humanism. It is also the work that best conveys the ethical and aesthetic core of his thought. Broad in scope, it examines a variety of manifestations of romanticism and presents a typology of the imaginative inclinations of that movement Rousseau is analyzed as paradigmatic of the ethical and aesthetic sensibility that is replacing the classical and Christian outlook in the Western world. For Babbitt, works of imagination are integral to human life in general. He explores romanticism with a view to its implications for Western civilization. Babbitt identifies serious ethical, religious, aesthetic, and philosophical problems in the modern world, but he also shows how remedies to those problems must incorporate the best insights of modernity. First published in 1919, the book is strikingly relevant to today's discussion of the crisis of American and Western culture and education. Babbitt anticipated and analyzed dangerous cultural trends whose consequences are now widely bemoaned. He applies to these phenomena an intellectual breadth and depth rare today. At the end of the twentieth century his prescriptions for dealing with the central problems of Western civilization have acquired an acute urgency. At a time of much renewed interest in Rousseau, Babbitt's book offers a penetrating commentary that challenges widely held beliefs and interpretations. Graced with a lengthy and wide-ranging new introduction by Claes G. Ryn, Rousseau and Romanticism is simultaneously a work of literary history, criticism, and a theory of civilization. In addressing its special subject, this classic study reflects the main themes of Babbitt's thought, making it representative of his work as a whole. Ryn explicates and critically assesses Babbitt's central ideas, refutes widely circulating"--Provided by publisher
Literature and the American college : essays in defense of the humanities by Irving Babbitt( Book )

28 editions published between 1908 and 2010 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The masters of modern French criticism by Irving Babbitt( Book )

59 editions published between 1912 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebecca uses the robot she recieves for her ninth birthday to solve a mystery in Bosyork, biggest metroplex of the East Coast of America in 2121
Democracy and leadership by Irving Babbitt( Book )

67 editions published between 1924 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irving Babbitt was a leader of the intellectual movement called American Humanism, or the New Humanism, and a distinguished professor of French literature at Harvard. "Democracy and Leadership", first published in 1924, is his only directly political book, and in it he applies the principles of humanism to the civil social order. Babbitt rejects all deterministic philosophies of history, whether they be the older type found in Saint Augustine or Bossuet, which tends to make of man the puppet of God, or the new type, which tends in all its varieties to make of man the puppet of nature. He offers a compelling critique of unchecked majoritarianism and addresses the great problem of how to discover leaders with standards
Criticism in America, its functions and status by Irving Babbitt( Book )

26 editions published between 1924 and 1984 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On being creative, and other essays by Irving Babbitt( Book )

26 editions published between 1932 and 1968 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Laokoon; an essay on the confusion of the arts by Irving Babbitt( Book )

36 editions published between 1910 and 2015 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dhammapada by Irving Babbitt( Book )

16 editions published between 1936 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhist canonical work
Zadig and other stories by Voltaire( Book )

8 editions published between 1905 and 1933 in English and French and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irving Babbitt, representative writings by Irving Babbitt( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish character, and other essays by Irving Babbitt( Book )

9 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racine's Phèdre by Jean Racine( Book )

6 editions published in 1910 in French and English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Souvenirs d'enfance et de jeunesse by Ernest Renan( Book )

8 editions published between 1846 and 1909 in French and English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French literature by Irving Babbitt( Book )

2 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siddhartha : an Indian tale by Hermann Hesse( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in India, Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha. His quest takes him from a life of decadence to asceticism, through the illusory joys of sensual love with a beautiful courtesan and of wealth and fame to the painful struggles with his son and the ultimate wisdom of renunciation
Character & culture : essays on East and West by Irving Babbitt( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in a prose of almost biblical simplicity and beauty, Siddhartha is the story of a soul's long quest for the answer to the enigma of man's role on earth. As a youth, the young Indian Siddhartha meets the Buddha but isn't content with the disciple's role. He must work out his own destiny-- a torturous road on which he experiences a love affair with the beautiful courtesan Kamala, the temptation of success and riches, the heartache of struggling with his own son, and finally, renunciation and self-knowledge. The name "Siddhartha" is often given to the Buddha himself-- perhaps a clue to Hesse's aims contrasting the traditional legendary figure with his own conception. This new edition of the classic Siddhartha includes The Dhammapada ("Path of Virtue"), the 423 verses attributed to the Buddha himself, which forms the essence of the ethics of Buddhist philosophy."--Publisher's website
On literature, culture, & religion by Irving Babbitt( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Irving Babbitt was a giant of American criticism. His writings from the 1890s to the 1930s helped advance American criticism and scholarship to international esteem. More than seventy years after his death his intellectual staying power remains undiminished. On Literature, Culture, and Religion is an ideal introduction to this seminal American thinker. Babbitt's opinions were uncompromising, and his vocal allies and opponents included almost every name in American literature and scholarship: T.S. Eliot, Edmund Wilson, Paul Elmer More, H.L. Mencken, and Sinclair Lewis. A founder of New Humanism, Babbitt was best known for his indictment of Romanticism and his insistence that the modern age had gone wrong. Babbitt argued for a renewal of humanistic values and standards--which he found best articulated in classical Greece, Hinduism, and Buddhism. The selections cover topics central to Babbitt: criticism, Romanti-cism, classical literature, French literature, education, democracy, and Buddhism. They typify Babbitt's method: recondite allusion, penetrating insight and analysis, impeccable scholarship, and unrelenting pursuit of the furthest ramification and the profoundest implication. The original annotation is retained. Brief introductions to the essays place them in the Babbitt canon. A major introductory essay by George A. Panichas surveys Babbitt's career and critical reception and summarizes the concepts that inform Babbitt's writing. Panichas raises again controversial issues that were not really resolved in Babbitt's time. The essay will challenge those long familiar with Babbitt and New Humanism and those newly introduced thereto."--Provided by publisher
Phèdre by Jean Racine( Book )

2 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of a 17th century French play based on an ancient Greek tragedy, a queen's love for her stepson who rejects her. So Phaedra commits suicide and in her note accuses Hippolytus of trying to seduce her, which causes King Theseus to banish his son. By the translator of Tales from Ovid
Humanist and specialist; address at the dedication of the Marston hall of languages, Brown university, October 13, 1926 by Irving Babbitt( Book )

4 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Dhammapada
Alternative Names
Irving Babbitt Amerikaans literatuurcriticus (1865-1933)

Irving Babbitt amerykański krytyk literacki i myśliciel

구문·백벽덕 1865-1933

바빗트, 어빙 1865-1933

배빗, 어빙 1865-1933

백벽덕 1865-1933

アーヴィング・バビット

巴壁徳・欧爾文

欧文·白璧德

Languages
English (504)

French (19)

Chinese (6)

German (3)

Japanese (3)

Italian (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
Literature and the American college : essays in defense of the humanitiesThe masters of modern French criticismDemocracy and leadershipThe DhammapadaCharacter & culture : essays on East and WestSiddharthaOn literature, culture, & religion