The Victorian Frame of Mind, 1830-1870

The Victorian Frame of Mind, 1830-1870

Walter E. Houghton

出版时间

1963-09-09

ISBN

9780300001228

评分

★★★★★
内容简介

"It is now forty years," Walter Houghton writes, "since Lytton Strachey decided that we knew too much about the Victorian era to view its culture as a whole." Recently the tide has turned and the Victorians have been the subject of sympathetic "period pieces," critical and biographical works, and extensive studies of their age, but the Victorian mind itself remains blurred for us-a bundle of various and often paradoxical ideas and attitudes. Mr. Houghton explores these ideas and attitudes, studies their interrelationships, and traces their simultaneous existence to the general character of the age. His inquiry is the more important because it demonstrates that to look into the Victorian mind is to see some of the primary sources of the modern mind.

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必备书籍。
卡莱尔和阿诺德果然是两代精神领袖。这本书适合复习资格考(喂喂首先得申上博士吧。。)
终于读完了,喜大普奔,Carlyle真是…哪哪都能看到他…
New Haven: Yale,1957. 特别好特别好,还会再看的吧
六十年代以后僵化与教条主义让位给一种更为彻底的怀疑主义,即不再相信绝对真理的存在。这种转变似乎在区分现代主义和后现代时也被拿来使用。或许历史的确是循环发展的,是卡莱尔所说的在信与不信之间的游弋与摆动。六十年代之前的消极的怀疑主义和变化所激发的疾病隐喻,与后达尔文时代对社会进步的信心与乐观也是一组优秀的对照。整本书更可以看做是对一些关键词的梳理,但又不同于一般的工具参考书,宗教与科学是贯穿始终的主线脉络,所以还是得从头看才行。
大致浏览完。用Dickens的the best of times,the worst of times来形容1830-70Victorians的精神/心灵状态很恰当啊
@2014-11-21 16:47:32
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