Notes on Schopenhauer’s The Art of Literature (1893)—II

† continued from part I §.08—Our author continues, remarking upon material modalities. "Unless an author takes the material on which he writes out of his own head, that is to say, from his own observation, he is not worth reading. Book manufacturers, compilers, the common run of history writers, and many others of the same… Continue reading Notes on Schopenhauer’s The Art of Literature (1893)—II

Notes on Schopenhauer’s The Art of Literature (1893)—I

Arthur Schopenhauer's The Art of Literature is a brisk, engaging consideration of many of the central questions pertaining to literary craftsmanship. The first question tackled is authorship (On Authorship serves as the title of the book's first chapter). Schopenhauer begins his endeavour by defining two types of authors; those who write for the subject and… Continue reading Notes on Schopenhauer’s The Art of Literature (1893)—I