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The Vehement Passions
Philip Fisher

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ADDITIONAL REVIEWS:

"The Vehement Passions by Philip Fisher is one of those rare books that carries the unmistakable whiff of real originality . . . one filled with striking insights, wide learning, unexpected correlations and connections that illuminate much in life and literature that we may have only half noticed. . . . Page after page offers broad yet precise and often startling generalizations of the sort that made me first pause, then nod in assent."--Jeff Gundy, Georgia Review

ENDORSEMENTS:

"Philip Fisher has written a revisionary history of startling boldness, rereading the authorities in novel and penetrating ways. His conclusions have relevance to the inner lives of us all."--J. M. Coetzee, author of The Lives of Animals

"This is really a quite extraordinary work, an attempt to reclaim for modern use a vocabulary we gave up two centuries (or more) ago, and more importantly, to reclaim or re-recognize the intense energies that go with that vocabulary--still present and alive. Fisher's whole project is enormously compelling. Its scope and force are unmistakable, and will provoke important discussions."--Michael Wood, Princeton University

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