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Author: William Hazlitt
Publisher: Penguin UK; UK ed. edition (February 1, 2005)
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Penguin Great Ideas is a series of largely non-fiction books published by Penguin Books. Titles contained within this series are considered to be world-changing, influential and inspirational.

Penguin Great Ideas is a series of largely non-fiction books published by Penguin Books.

The final essay, On The Pleasure of Hating, is probably the most memorable for the following quote of Hazlitt's .

The final essay, On The Pleasure of Hating, is probably the most memorable for the following quote of Hazlitt's absolute thinking: "Pure good grows insipid, wants variety and spirit. Love turns, with a little indulgence to indifference or disgust: hatred alone is immortal. For me the purpose of Hazlitt's concrete thinking is to calibrate, when necessary, my own thinking by opening the mind's eye to the full spectrum of what it means to be human, complete with ambivalences and uncertainties.

On The Pleasure of Hating by William Hazlitt. Designer: David Pearson"This cover is exactly what I like about the series: beautifully balanced type; excellent quotation; a type style appropriate to Hazlitt’s era (early 19th century). Miracles and Idolatry by Voltaire.

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Part of Penguin Great Ideas. William Hazlitt’s tough, combative writings on subjects ranging from slavery to the imagination, boxing matches to the monarchy, established him as one of the greatest radicals of his age and have inspired journalists and political satirists ever since. Category: Philosophy. Also in Penguin Great Ideas. See All. About William Hazlitt. William Hazlitt (1778–1830) was a prolific journalist, parliamentary reporter, drama and literary critic, essayist, and lecturer. He was the one of the first English writers to make a profession of descriptive criticism.

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William Hazlitt is notorious for writing criticism that doesn't hold back. In "The Pleasure of Hating," I find Hazlitt at his best. I also ponder about the function of hating in Victorian society, and its use today. A kind of rogue who received a large number of threats for his blatant opinions concerning authorship and culture, Hazlitt ruminated about the darker aspects of human experience. In his best-known work, The Spirit of the Age, he appears more tame than in other essays, such as "Reason and Imagination. Hazlitt values a marriage between reason and imagination, viewing neither as superior yet both absolutely necessary to happiness - if happiness can be had.

Автор: William Hazlitt Название: On the Pleasure of Hating ISBN . Описание: Hazlitt is one of the greatest masters of English prose style

Описание: Hazlitt is one of the greatest masters of English prose style. This title demonstrates the variety and richness of his writing. Автор: Hazlitt, William Название: Lectures on the english poets ISBN: 8132021479 ISBN-13(EAN): 9788132021476 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг

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Comments: (7)
WUNDERKIND
Some say our very being emerges from hearing, examining, and deciding between absolute and ambivalent thinking. Psychiatrists observe that anger, resentment and bitterness are emotions that predominate when reality does not meet our concrete beliefs. One way of moderating absolutism is to read the words of an early nineteenth century critic and essayist, William Hazlitt's ON THE PLEASURE OF HATING.

In six essays of critical prose, Hazlitt considers the nature of man and concludes, "Man is (so to speak) an endless and infinitely varied repetition: and if we know what one man feels, we so far know what a thousand feel in the sanctuary of their being. Our feeling of general humanity is at once an aggragate of a thousand different truths, and it is also the same truth a thousand times told."

The final essay, On The Pleasure of Hating, is probably the most memorable for the following quote of Hazlitt's absolute thinking:
"Pure good grows insipid, wants variety and spirit. Love turns, with a little indulgence to indifference or disgust: hatred alone is immortal."

For me the purpose of Hazlitt's concrete thinking is to calibrate, when necessary, my own thinking by opening the mind's eye to the full spectrum of what it means to be human, complete with ambivalences and uncertainties. Highest recommendation!
Thetahuginn
This little book of essays punctured my reluctance to tackle anything written more than a hundred years ago. What a foolish prejudice!

From the essay "Indian Jugglers": "No man is truly great, who is great only in his lifetime." Which brought to mind modern celebrity and the petty inflations of the media, with whom Hazlitt was familar in his own time, dissecting the great and ungreat personages, and commenting on the qualities that made them so or not.

From "On the Spirit of Monarchy": "The right and the wrong are of little consequence, compared to the in and the out," Hazlitt says, amidst this acerbic essay on courts and kings, relevant as well to contemporary life, if not the enduring state of social affairs in whatever age.

From "Reason and Imagination," a biting commentary on detached reasoning versus "natural feeling," with examples that brought to mind "enhanced interrogation," about which Hazlitt writes (while discussing slavery): "Practices, the mention of which make the flesh creep, and that affront the light of day, ought to be put down the instant they are known, without inquiry and without repeal."

And the remarkable title essay, "On the Pleasure of Hating," which is so consistent and high-flying throughout that every phrase could be quoted and ruminated upon for its insight and application."
I Think, Therefore Who Am I?
Freaky Hook
This rather short collection contains six works by William Hazlitt. The first is "The Fight" which is rather forgettable: "We are cold to others only when we are dull in ourselves, and have neither thoughts nor feelings to impart to them". The second is "The Indian Jugglers" which is quite good: "Danger is a good teacher, and makes apt scholars. So are disgrace, defeat, exposure to immediate scorn and laughter. There is no opportunity in such cases for self-delusion, no idling time away, no being off your guard (or you must take the consequences) - neither is there any room for humour or caprice or prejudice." The third is "On the Spirit of Monarchy," which if one switches `Tories' for `Democrats' and `Whigs' for `Republicans' yields an amazingly accurate description of the current state of affairs in American politics: "The right and the wrong are of little consequence, compared to the in and the out." The fourth is "What is the People?" and is also very good: "There is but a limited earth and a limited fertility to supply the demands both of Government and people; and what the one gains in the division of the spoil, beyond its average proportion, the other must needs go without." The fifth is "On Reason and Imagination" and is a terrific account of the human condition: "Man is (so to speak) an endless and infinitely varied repetition: and if we know what one man feels, we so far know what a thousand feel in the sanctuary of their being. Our feeling of general humanity is at once an aggregate of a thousand different truths, and it is also the same truth a thousand times told."

The sixth is "On the Pleasure of Hating" and is one of the best and most timeless screeds ever written. There are so many fantastic quotes I could pull from this short essay; here is just one: "We grow tired of every thing but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their defects." I loved this book and highly recommend it. Some contemporary books that contain many of the same elements and same flavor are: Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle,Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free,You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto,Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives and Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America.
Zacki
Great collection of essays and there's really not much else I can say that others already haven't! 2004 edition pictured. Fits perfectly with my collection of more contemporary Penguin Great Ideas editions.
Dreladred
Very interesting read--thought provoking.
The Apotheoses of Lacspor
This is a book of essays by the inimitable Hazlitt.
Mustard Forgotten
Like Montaigne, Hazlitt is earthily human, and reveals a not-often-spoken-of but trenchant insight into the universally experienced, but often subconsciously denied, emotion of hate. There can be pleasure in hating.