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Sartor Resartus

Thomas Carlyle

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ISBN : 9781414210056
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212 pages
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Sartor Resartus (The tailor retailored) is an 1836 novel by Thomas Carlyle, 1st published as a serial in 1833-34 in Frasers Magazine. The novel purports to be a commentary on the thought & early life of a German philosopher called DiogenesMoreSartor Resartus (The tailor retailored) is an 1836 novel by Thomas Carlyle, 1st published as a serial in 1833-34 in Frasers Magazine. The novel purports to be a commentary on the thought & early life of a German philosopher called Diogenes Teufelsdröckh (god-born devil-dung), author of a tome entitled Clothes: their Origin & Influence, but was actually a poioumenon. Teufelsdröckhs Transcendentalist musings are mulled over by a skeptical English Reviewer (Editor) who also provides fragmentary biographical material on the philosopher. The work is, in part, a parody of Hegel & of German Idealism more generally. However, Teufelsdröckh is also a literary device with which Carlyle can express difficult truths.