William Hazlitt | Critical Essay by Jonathan Gross

This literature criticism consists of approximately 23 pages of analysis & critique of William Hazlitt.
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Critical Essay by Jonathan Gross

SOURCE: "Hazlitt's Worshiping Practice in Liber Amoris" in Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, Vol. 35, No. 4, Autumn, 1995, pp. 707-21.

In the following essay, Gross argues that Liber Amoris "reveals the growth of [Hazlitt's fetishistic imagination," which both fueled his creative sensibilities and helped refine his theory of religious practice.]

[A]nd I will make a Goddess of her, and build a temple to her in my heart, and worship her on indestructible altars, and raise statues to her: and my homage shall be unblemished as her unrivalled symmetry of form.

Liber Amoris (9:133)

William Hazlitt's infatuation with a lodging-house girl has caused almost as much pain to his recent literary commentators as it did to him.1 Various writers on Hazlitt have expressed their outrage at an event in his life which seems to have no place in his literary career.2 Henry Crabb...

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