His writings on the role of literary criticism in society advance classical ideals and advocate the adoption of universal aesthetic standards. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Arnold argued that as the middle class gradually assumed control of English politics, they must be transformed from their unpolished state into a sensitive, sophisticated, intellectual community.
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Matthew Arnold died in Liverpool on April 15, Arnold is considered one of the most significant writers of the late Victorian period in England. InArnold was sent to Winchester Collegebut in he returned to Rugby School where he was enrolled in the fifth form.
Library of Congress, Washington, D. Recent scholarship on Arnold has acknowledged that Arnold's writing reflects the tensions of modern literature, particularly his remarks on aesthetic judgment, and his attempts to formulate a theory of the role of criticism in culture.
But that also meant that he, among the first generation of the railway age, travelled across more of England than any man of letters had ever done. One is, that men cannot do without it; the other, that they cannot do with it as it is.
But the story is not true; it never really happened". His most influential essays, however, were those on literary topics. Second Series Essays in Criticism: In he published his tragedy of Merope, calculated, he wrote to a friend, "rather to inaugurate my Professorship with dignity than to move deeply the present race of humans," and chiefly remarkable for some experiments in unusual — and unsuccessful — metres.
Arnold's philosophy is that true happiness comes from within, and that people should seek within themselves for good, while being resigned in acceptance of outward things and avoiding the pointless turmoil of the world.
Arnold seems to belong to a middle ground that is more concerned with the poetry of religion and its virtues and values for society than with the existence of God. Critical scholarship attests to Arnold's prescience in his prose writings, in forecasting the problems and possibilities that would arise with the transition from an aristocratic society to a democratic one.
In it, he attempted to explain his extreme act of self-censorship in excluding the dramatic poem "Empedocles on Etna". The rationalistic tendency of certain of his writings gave offence to many readers, and the sufficiency of his equipment in scholarship for dealing with some of the subjects which he handled was called in question, but he undoubtedly exercised a stimulating influence on his time.
His father died suddenly of heart disease inand Fox How became his family's permanent residence. Jun 28 … Essays in criticism. Prose[ edit ] Assessing the importance of Arnold's prose work inStefan Collini stated, "for reasons to do with our own cultural preoccupations as much as with the merits of his writing, the best of his prose has a claim on us today that cannot be matched by his poetry.
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Essays in criticism; second series Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. by Arnold, Matthew, Publication date Topics Amiel, Henri Frédéric,Tolstoy, Leo, graf,Poetry, English poetry -- History and criticism, joeshammas.com: InArnold published Essays in Criticism: First Series.
Essays in Criticism: Second Series would not appear until Novembershortly after his untimely death.
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