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" The object of authors will be to astonish rather than to please, and to stir the passions more than to charm the taste. Here and there, indeed, writers will doubtless occur who will choose a different track, and who will, if they are gifted with superior... "
Democracy in America - Página 115
por Alexis de Tocqueville - 1840
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Crowned Masterpieces of Literature that Have Advanced ..., Volumen10

David Josiah Brewer - 1902
...imagination than profundity; and literary performances will bear marks of an untutored and rude vigor of thought — frequently of great variety and singular...their defects or their better qualities; but these exceptions will be rare, and even the authors who shall so depart from the received practice in the...
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Alexis de Tocqueville on Democracy, Revolution, and Society

Alexis de Tocqueville - 1982 - 391 páginas
...enough to rouse them up, and to plunge them at once, as if by violence, into the midst of a subject. Why should I say more? or who does not understand...their defects or their better qualities; but these exceptions will be rare, and even the authors who shall so depart from the received practice in the...
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Youth & Drugs: Society's Mixed Messages

Hank Resnik - 1990 - 174 páginas
...frequently be fantastic, incorrect, overburdened, and loose, almost always vehement and bold. . . . The object of authors will be to astonish rather than...to stir the passions more than to charm the taste, (de Tocqueville [1835] 1954, pp. 50, 52, 54). It remains true that American art and sport tend toward...
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Commercial Culture: The Media System and the Public Interest

Leo Bogart - 1995 - 384 páginas
...that the pressure and boredom of work would lead to the need for exciting leisure-time diversions. "The object of authors will be to astonish rather...to stir the passions more than to charm the taste." 20 As the market for entertainment grew, entrepreneurial spirits rushed to fill the vacuum. For the...
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The Wesleyan Tradition: Four Decades of American Poetry

Michael Collier - 1994 - 316 páginas
...vehement and bold. Authors will aim at rapidity of execution, more than at perfection of detail . . . The object of authors will be to astonish rather than to please, and to stir the passions more than to stir the taste." Tocqueville was responding to, and in fact lamenting, the expansion of the cultural...
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Commercial Culture: The Media System and the Public Interest

384 páginas
...that the pressure and boredom of work would lead to the need for exciting leisure-time diversions. 'The object of authors will be to astonish rather...please, and to stir the passions more than to charm the taste."20 As the market for entertainment grew, entrepreneurial spirits rushed to fill the vacuum....
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Is Art Good for Us?: Beliefs about High Culture in American Life

Joli Jensen - 2002 - 231 páginas
...imagination than profundity; and literary performances will bear marks of an untutored and rude vigor of thought, frequently of great variety and singular...to stir the passions more than to charm the taste." Notice how this contrast between an imported, refined, aloof aristocratic literature and a native,...
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Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives

Todd Gitlin - 2003 - 256 páginas
...perfection of detail. . . . There will be more wit than erudition, more imagination than profundity. . . . The object of authors will be to astonish rather than...to stir the passions more than to charm the taste." Amusements encourage people to feel in a heightened way, to revel in familiar feelings, but also to...
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Democracy in America

Alexis de Tocqueville - 2003 - 703 páginas
...enough to rouse them up, and to plunge them at once, as if by violence, into the midst of a subject. Why should I say more? or who does not understand...their defects or their better qualities; but these exceptions will be rare, and even the authors who shall so depart from the received practice in the...
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Culture: Critical Concepts in Sociology

Chris Jenks - 2003 - 288 páginas
...life in an industrial society, breeding a literature in which authors strive 'to astonish rather than please and to stir the passions more than to charm the taste'. The writer becomes a purveyor of commodities: 'Democratic literature is always infested with a tribe...
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