The Art of Literature

The Art of Literature  (1891) 
by Arthur Schopenhauer, translated by Thomas Bailey Saunders

THE ART OF LITERATURE

A Series of Essays

BY

ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER

Vitam impendere vero.—Juvenal

SELECTED AND TRANSLATED

WITH A PREFACE BY

T. BAILEY SAUNDERS, M.A.

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1897.

First Edition, March 1891: Second Edition, January 1892: Third Edition, March 1897.

CONTENTS.


Page
Preface v
On Authorship 1
On Style 15
On the Study of Latin 39
On Men of Learning 47
On Thinking for Oneself 57
On Some Forms of Literature 73
On Criticism 85
On Reputation 103
On Genius 127

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1. The Wisdom of Life A. Schopenhauer.
2. Counsels and Maxims A. Schopenhauer.
3. Religion, a Dialogue, etc. A. Schopenhauer.
4. The Art of Literature A. Schopenhauer.
5. Studies in Pessimism A. Schopenhauer.
6. Outlines of the Philosophy of Religion A. Schopenhauer.
7. The Problem of Reality H. Lotze.
8. First Steps in Philosophy E. B. Bax.
9. The Influence of Buddhism on Primitive Christianity A. Lillie.
10. Religion G. de Molinari.
11. The Sexes Compared E Von Hartmann.
12. The Gospel of Buddha Paul Carus.
13. The Art of Controversy A. Schopenhauer.
14. On Human Nature A. Schopenhauer.

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