By Duncan Wu
The rediscovery and restitution of William Hazlitt as a canonical Romantic writer has been one of the most recent and most vital advancements in present-day Romantic reports. This quantity, a suite of formerly unpublished essays through the major students within the box offers Hazlitt as a philosophical, and never easily a 'familiar' essayist. It deals a finished assertion of the importance and transmission of Hazlitt's philosophical rules, in his personal paintings and in that of his contemporaries and succeeding writers. This publication is an important contribution to an important new point of Romantic experiences and indicates Hazlitt to be, as his memorial claims, 'The first (unanswered) Metaphysician of the age'.
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