Dilettant

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(5) In Jugend in Wien, Schnitzler calls himself a "lebenslanger Dilettant" regarding philosophy (or any other discipline) but admits that he might have leafed through "eine Geschichte der Philosophie oder gar einen Auszug aus Kant" (97).
Rose wrote Miss Dilettant immediately following the birth of her son Francis, and Callahan connects the development of the novel to the child's development (99).
Wittgenstein ist nunmehr fur mich lediglich ein reicher Dilettant, der es sich leisten konnte, bei den beruhmtesten Komponisten seiner Zeit Werke zu bestellen ..." nevertheless echoes Wuhrer's opinion.
(132) For Schiefler see Indina Woesthoff, "Der gluckliche Mensch": Gustav Schiefler (1857-1935): Sammler, Dilettant und Kunstfreund (Hamburg, 1996).
His essay Uber den Dilettantismus (1796) defined the phenomenon thus: 'Uberhaupt will der Dilettant in seiner Selbstverkennung das Passive an die Stelle des Aktiven setzen, und weil er auf eine lebhafte Weise Wirkungen erleidet, so glaubt er mit diesen erlittenen Wirkungen wirken zu konnen.' (9) Though Schiller refers to a (linguistically) male dilettant, this makes the gender bias of his definition only more insidious.
Snook-Luther's translation of Der musikalische Dilettant of 1773, English-speaking readers are now afforded a chance to observe Daube's strategies for the teaching of musical composition at first hand.
The word 'serendipity' was coined and defined on 28 January 1754 by Horace Walpole, the 'genial dilettant', in one of his eighteen hundred letters to Horace Mann.
In contrast, Mathieu, the dilettant, has finally been able to submit to the collective discipline that the Resistance represents for him.
The narrator's mode of representing the scenery around him reflects the tension that arises between the terms "Dilettant" and "treu." (6) As we have seen with Puckler's depictions of the Egyptian people, he is more faithful to his own sentiments than to the task of providing a realistic portrayal.
Callahan recovers Hawthorne's influence on his daughter Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, who wrote her own novel, Miss Dilettant, despite her father's earlier strong admonitions for his daughters to spurn publication.
Nein, der Wert dieser Scheibe liegt erstens darin, zwei Schriften des bisher nicht wieder aufgelegten Johann Friedrich Daube, namlich: Der Musikalische Dilettant von 1773 und Anleitung zur Erfindung der Melodie und ihrer Fortsetzung von 1798 mit her auszubringen und zweitens in der Moglichkeit, alle Schriften von Suchbegriffen her zu erschliessen, miteinander zu vergleichen und zu kombinieren.
The biographies in volume 1 begin with Xavier Maria de Munibe, Conde de Penaflorida (1729--1785), "ein gebildeter Dilettant, der selbst spielte und sogar Komponist [war]," according to Jose Antonio de Donostia (Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart [Kassel: Barenreiter, 1949--86!, I: col.