The Man of Letters as Hero

By Marianne Egeland.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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In 1840, Thomas Carlyle defined the man of letters as his surpreme hero. The reason why and how his status later developed is the subject of this paper.

Keywords: Literary History, History of ideas, The Meaning and Development of ‘The Man of Letters’

The International Journal of the Book, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp.41-48. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 799.114KB).

Marianne Egeland

Marianne Egeland has published books on the perception of time in Mexican literature, on Sylvia Plath, The Norwegian University Press, the biography as a literary and historic genre, and a doctoral thesis on the rhetoric of biography. She is an associate professor of literature at the University of Oslo, Norway.

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