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Starobinski, Jean

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Most widely held works by Jean Starobinski
The invention of liberty, 1700-1789 by Jean Starobinski( Book )

64 editions published between 1946 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ART, histoire, ART, 18e siècle
Montaigne in motion by Jean Starobinski( Book )

75 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de Franse filosoof (1533-1592)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, transparency and obstruction by Jean Starobinski( Book )

74 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jean Starobinski, one of Europe's foremost literary critics, examines the life that led Rousseau, who so passionately sought open, transparent communication with others, to accept and even foster obstacles that permitted him to withdraw into himself. First published in France in 1958, Jean-Jacques Rousseau remains Starobinski's most important achievement and, arguably, the most comprehensive book ever written on Rousseau. The text has been extensively revised for this edition and is published here along with seven essays on Rousseau that appeared between 1962 and 1970." --University of Chicago Press
1789, the emblems of reason by Jean Starobinski( Book )

52 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montesquieu par lui-même by Charles de Secondat Montesquieu( Book )

38 editions published between 1951 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of medicine by Jean Starobinski( Book )

42 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in 4 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief pictorial survey of the art of healing and the science of medicine throughout the ages
Portrait de l'artiste en saltimbanque by Jean Starobinski( Book )

50 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse, depuis le XIXe siècle et le courant romantique, les représentations par les peintres de l'univers du cirque et de personnages tels que les bouffons, les clowns et les saltimbanques dans lesquels ils semblent se reconnaître
La relation critique. (Essai.) by Jean Starobinski( Book )

61 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette suite de "L'oeil vivant" est centrée sur la critique. Jean Starobinski veut établir les principes d'une critique de la relation, qui puisse coordonner les méthodes de la stylistique, de la sociologie et de la psychanalyse
The living eye by Jean Starobinski( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montesquieu by Jean Starobinski( Book )

97 editions published between 1953 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edition revue, augmentě et mise ̉jour d'une ťude - axě sur les iděs de Montesquieu plus que sur sa personne - publiě en 1953. Trs̈ bon enchan̋ement de courts textes et citations briv̈ement commentš, regroupš autour de quelques thm̈es principaux, p. 139-199. Un classique irremplaȧble. Bien illustr.̌
Le remède dans le mal : critique et légitimation de l'artifice à l'âge des Lumières by Jean Starobinski( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in French and Undetermined and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur une série d'exemples, l'auteur examine le langage et les arguments qui furent employés, au 17e et au 18e siècle, dans la critique des conduites masquées et des "conventions de société"
Words upon words : the anagrams of Ferdinand de Saussure by Jean Starobinski( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trois fureurs by Jean Starobinski( Book )

54 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolution in fashion : European clothing, 1715-1815 by Kyōto Fukushoku Bunka Kenkyū Zaidan( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les mots sous les mots; les anagrammes de Ferdinand de Saussure by Jean Starobinski( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in French and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Mélancolie au miroir : trois lectures de Baudelaire by Jean Starobinski( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in French and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blessings in disguise, or, The morality of evil by Jean Starobinski( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the literature and aesthetic theory of modern times, we have witnessed the revival of the claim that the conventions and artifices of civilization are the source of many ills. Far from establishing harmonious relationships between individuals, they have sometimes legitimized forms of violence and oppression. But while conventions and artifices may be a source of evil, they are also a means by which evils can be reduced or overcome. One of our greatest living critics, Jean Starobinski pursues this line of reflection by taking us back to the thought of the eighteenth century. Civilization, he argues, has always been entangled with barbarism. As a form of politeness, a refinement of manners, civilization was said to legitimize deceit. But aren't the conventions of civilized living, however objectionable, a blessing in disguise? It is the task of art, he contends, to make the most of these conventions, to use the very disguises of civilization to counter the barbarism they mask. Tracing this idea through seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French literature, Starobinski charts the historical and intellectual limits of criticism itself. These reflections are nourished by a series of sensitive and perceptive studies: the use of the word "civilization" in the Age of Enlightenment; the classical doctrine of civility and the art of flattery; fable and mythology in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; the relations between exile, satire, and tyranny in Montesquieu; philosophy and style in the writings of Voltaire; and the search for the remedy in the disease in the thought of Rousseau. A development and refinement of themes that have preoccupied Starobinski throughout his career, Blessings in Disguise is criticism at its best, testing its own limits and extending ours
Enchantment : the seductress in opera by Jean Starobinski( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We often look to the theater for spectacle and wonder, but in opera, we find pure enchantment. What is it about the marriage of music and the stage that fills us with such bewilderment and passion? How does the sensual space of opera transport us into the realm of dream? Jean Starobinski considers the allure of several seducers and seductresses from nineteenth-century opera-Monteverdi's Poppea, Handel's Alcina, and Massenet's Manon, among others-and how their stories are woven into the fabric of Western culture. A talented storyteller and renowned critic of literature and music, Starobinski moves from musical analysis and textual exegesis to an investigation of the political, social, and aesthetic scene of Europe at the time. He traces the elements of theater, poetry, painting, sculpture, dance, and music as they occur in operatic performance, and shows how opera's use of narrative genres, especially the fairy tale, in turn influenced many important short stories, novels, and other works. Nineteenth-century romantics were drawn to opera because of their desire to revive a religious vision of the world that the Enlightenment suppressed. Starobinski revisits the experiences of Rousseau, Stendhal, Hoffmann, Balzac, and Nietzsche, major writers who fell for opera's portrayal of "heaven," the loss of one's love, and the task of the artist, whether composer or performer. Starobinski's critical breadth and depth, as well as his eclectic taste and keen observation, echo such great comparative critics as Erich Auerbach, René Wellek, George Steiner, Harold Bloom, and Angus Fletcher. This spellbinding book will enchant not only fans of the opera, but also those who wish to understand the form's enduring heritage in Western culture.--
L'œil vivant, essai by Jean Starobinski( Book )

26 editions published between 1961 and 1992 in French and English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur Claude Simon by Jean Starobinski( Book )

17 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Montaigne in motion
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, transparency and obstruction1789, the emblems of reasonMontesquieu par lui-mêmeThe living eyeMontesquieuLes mots sous les mots; les anagrammes de Ferdinand de SaussureBlessings in disguise, or, The morality of evilEnchantment : the seductress in opera
Alternative Names
Jean Starobinski critico letterario svizzero

Jean Starobinski escriptor suís

Jean Starobinski escritor suizo

Jean Starobinski medisch historicus uit Zwitserland

Jean Starobinski Schweizer Arzt und Literaturwissenschaftler, Medizin- und Ideengeschichtler

Jean Starobinski scriitor elvețian

Jean Starobinski Swiss writer

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