Sartor Resartus

Sartor Resartus (meaning 'The tailor re-tailored') is an 1836 novel by Thomas Carlyle, first published as a serial in 1833-34 in Fraser's Magazine. The novel purports to be a commentary on the thought and early life of a German philosopher called Diogenes Teufelsdröckh (which translates as 'god-born devil-dung'), author of a tome entitled "Clothes: their Origin and Influence", but was actually a poioumenon. Teufelsdröckh's Transcendentalist musings are mulled over by a skeptical English Reviewer (referred to as Editor) who also provides fragmentary biographical material on the philosopher. The work is, in part, a parody of Hegel, and of German Idealism more generally. However, Teufelsdröckh is also a literary device with which Carlyle can express difficult truths.

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Sartor Resartus - Themes and Critical Reception
... Sartor Resartus was intended to be a new kind of book simultaneously factual and fictional, serious and satirical, speculative and historical ... This has led some writers to see Sartor Resartus as an early existentialist text ... Sartor Resartus had a limited success in the United States, where it was admired by Ralph Waldo Emerson, influencing the development of New England Transcendentalism, and ...
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... His first major work, Sartor Resartus ("The Tailor Retailored") was begun in 1831 at his home (provided for him by his wife Jane Welsh, from her estate ... Sartor Resartus was first published periodically in Fraser's Magazine from 1833 to 1834 ... Given the enigmatic nature of Sartor Resartus, it is not surprising that it was first received with little success ...
Jorge Luis Borges - Works - Hoaxes and Forgeries
... he had developed the idea from Thomas Carlyle's Sartor Resartus, a book-length review of a non-existent German transcendentalist work, and the biography of its equally non-existent author ... I read Sartor Resartus, and I can recall many of its pages I know them by heart." In the introduction to his first published volume of fiction, The Garden of ... and offer a summary, a commentary on them." He then cites both Sartor Resartus and Samuel Butler's The Fair Haven, remarking, however, that "those works suffer under the imperfection that they ...
Sartor Resartus - Themes and Critical Reception
... Sartor Resartus was intended to be a new kind of book simultaneously factual and fictional, serious and satirical, speculative and historical ... This has led some writers to see Sartor Resartus as an early existentialist text ... Harold Bloom suggested that Sartor Resartus and James Joyce's 1939 novel Finnegans Wake are so thematically similar, Sartor Resartus seems to be influenced by Joyce's much later ...