Thomas Carlyle | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by D. Franco Felluga

This literature criticism consists of approximately 25 pages of analysis & critique of Thomas Carlyle.
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Critical Essay by D. Franco Felluga

SOURCE: "The Critic's New Clothes: Sartor Resartus as 'Cold Carnival'," in Criticism, Vol. XXXVII, No. 4, Fall, 1995, pp. 583-99.

In the following essay, Felluga maintains that some critics have attempted to "retailor" Sartor Resartus by viewing the work as "an ornate and stable system of thought. " Felluga states that these reviewers have failed to address "Carlyle's carnivalesque efforts to expose all systems as limiting and false. "

Hans Christian Andersen's tale, "The Emperor's New Clothes," provides me with a parable for what I find questionable in certain previous treatments of Sartor Resartus. As the story goes,

In the large town where the emperor's palace was, life was gay and happy; and every day new visitors arrived. One day two swindlers came. They...

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