The Impact of Modernity on Culture. Lecture 2. Magritte, The Human Condition (1933). The Age of Reason. Break with ‘The Great Chain of Being’. New forms of expression Political Commentary & Satire. Newspapers. The Rise of the Novel. Say first, of God above , or man below ,
Magritte, The Human Condition (1933)
What can we reason, but from what we know?
Of man what see we, but his station here,
From which to reason, or to which refer?
Through worlds unnumber'd though the God be known,
'Tis ours to trace him only in our own.
He, <who ….(i. e. God)>,
May tell why Heav'n has made us as we are.
Is the great chain <….> upheld by God, or thee (i.e. Man)?From Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man (1733)
Gulliver's Travels (1726)
Robinson Crusoe (1719)
Moll Flanders (1722)
Tristram Shandy (1759-67)
Joseph Andrews (1742)
Tom Jones (1749)
The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748)
The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle (1751)
Humphry Clinker (1771)
The Life and Opinions
Third ed., 1760.
Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock
Magritte, The Treachery of Images (1931)