It is certainly the case that an almost infinite variety of views might be associated in the past with either men of letters
They constantly refer to British criticism, and Tate hails Ford Madox Ford as "one of the great men of letters
in the world" (
Meanwhile, Dean and Sam's mother Mary (Samantha Smith) is still in bed, literally, with the Men of Letters
Scottish men of letters
and the new public sphere, 1802-1834.
Perhaps somewhat unexpectedly, Liverpool has in fact proved to be the native heath of a number of Men of Letters
Having cultivated their talents in the rich soil of the Western literary tradition, the men of letters
were seen as the custodians of our high culture in an age anxious about growing deculturation.
Huppert focuses upon a number of humanistically educated men of letters
in sixteenth-century France, men who were especially attracted to, and influenced by Stoic, Epicurean, and Skeptical thought.
Their correspondence, collected and commented upon by Sirje Olesk, offers background information on Estonian intellectual life in emigration, critical opinions on a vast array of authors and works of Estonian and world literature, often highly original and always knowledgeable, and insights into the mindset, esthetics, and personalities of both men of letters
I said I thought it would be very nice for literature if he lived forever,'' Gore Vidal, one of America's leading men of letters
, said in a telephone interview from his home in Italy.
He was a gregarious, nosy man, and a natural journalist: "I collected the verdicts of old men and the thought of children, the judgments of men of letters
, the opinions of sophisticates, and the views of the people; and if it sometimes happens that I wound artists,very often i s with weapons they themselves have sharpened for me, I've questioned them and come to understand fine draughtsmanship and truth to nature, I've grasped the magic of light and shadow, become familiar with color, and developed a feeling for flesh.
Frazer's interpretation had a wide influence among men of letters
Abecedarian hymns, designed to aid the memorizing of the alphabet, may be counted acrostics, and perhaps for this reason men of letters
have held the form in low esteem, as being little more than a childish riddle.