Visionaries eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 233 pages of information about Visionaries.

“The region of Bohemia, Mr. James Huneker found long ago, is within us.  At twenty, he says, he discovered that there is no such enchanted spot as the Latin Quarter, but that every generation sets back the mythical land into the golden age of the Commune, or of 1848, or the days of ‘Hernani.’  It is the same with New York’s East Side, ’the fabulous East Side,’ as Mr. Huneker calls it in his collection of international urban studies, ‘The New Cosmopolis.’  If one judged externals by grime, by poverty, by sanded back-rooms, with long-haired visionaries assailing the social order, then the East Side of the early eighties has gone down before the mad rush of settlement workers, impertinent reformers, sociological cranks, self-advertising politicians, billionaire socialists, and the reporters.  To-day the sentimental traveller ’feels a heart-pang to see the order, the cleanliness, the wide streets, the playgrounds, the big boulevards, the absence of indigence that have spoiled the most interesting part of New York City.’  But apparently this is only a first impression; for Mr. Huneker had no trouble in discovering in one cafe a patriarchal figure quite of the type beloved of the local-color hunters of twenty years ago, a prophet, though speaking a modern language and concerned with things of the day.  So that we owe to Mr. Huneker the discovery of a notable truth, namely, that Bohemia is not only a creation of the sentimental memory, but, being psychological, may be located in clean and prosperous quarters.  The tendency has always been to place it in a golden age, but a tattered and unswept age.  Bohemia is now shown to exist amidst model tenements and sanitary drinking-cups.”

IVORY APES AND PEACOCKS

WITH FRONTISPIECE PORTRAIT OF DOSTOIEVSKY

12mo. $1.50 net

* * * * *

NEW COSMOPOLIS

12mo. $1.50 net

* * * * *

THE PATHOS of DISTANCE

A Book of a Thousand and One Moments

12mo. $2.00 net

* * * * *

PROMENADES of an IMPRESSIONIST

12mo. $1.50 net

“We like best such sober essays as those which analyze for us the technical contributions of Cezanne and Rodin.  Here Mr. Huneker is a real interpreter, and here his long experience of men and ways in art counts for much.  Charming, in the lighter vein, are such appreciations as the Monticelli, and Chardin.”—­FRANK JEWETT MATHER, JR., in New York Nation and Evening Post.

* * * * *

EGOISTS

A Book of Supermen

STENDHAL, BAUDELAIRE, FLAUBERT, ANATOLE FRANCE, HUYSMANS, BARRES, HELLO, BLAKE, NIETZSCHE, IBSEN, AND MAX STIRNER

With Portrait and Facsimile Reproductions

Copyrights
Project Gutenberg
Visionaries from Project Gutenberg. Public domain.
Follow Us on Facebook