Alexis de Tocqueville: Aesthetics

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That liberty is the necessary condition without which there has never been a truly great and virile nation, that for me is itself conclusive evidence.

Alexis de Tocqueville to Gustave de Beaumont (Feb. 27, 1858),

in Selected Letters on Politics and Society 365, 366 (Roger Boesche ed., James Toupin & Roger Boesche trans., University of California Press 1985)


Adolph, Robert, Whitman, Tocqueville, and the Language of Democracy, in The Delegated Intellect: Emersonian Essays on Literature, Science, and Art in Honor of Don Gifford 65-88 (Donald E. Morse ed.; NY: Peter Lang, 1995).

Bejar, Helena, El uso de las pasiones en Alexis de Tocqueville, 108 Revista de Occidente 110 (May 1990).

Broderick, R. Andrew, The man of quality : the moral, the aesthetic, and hierarchy in the thought of Alexis de Tocqueville (Bachelor’s thesis, James Madison University, 1980).

Feuer, Kathryn B., Alexis de Tocqueville and the Genesis of War and Peace, 4 California Slavic Studies 92-118 (1967).

Field, Andrew, The Sustained Voice of Saul Bellow: De Tocqueville as a Novelist, 31(9)(237) Quadrant 23-27 (September 1987).

Fumaroli, Marc, Culture Contre Université, 66(1) French Review 1-6 (October 1992).

Hall, Joshua A., On Law as Poetry: Shelley and Tocqueville, 40 South African Journal of Philosophy 304-318 (2021).

Litto, Fredric M., Democracy and the Drama: Tocqueville and the Theatre in America, 1831-1832, 8(8) Lingua e Literatura 105-117 (1979).

Monroe, H. Keith, Tocqueville, Whitman and the Poetry of Democracy, 26 Walt Whitman Review 52 (1980).

Parise, Eugenia, Passioni e ordine nella trama del moderno tra Tocqueville e Stendhal (Napoli: Edizioni scientifiche italiane, 1989)(Pubblicazioni dell’Universita degli studi di Salerno. Sezione di studi storici; 5).

Parise, Eugenia, Passions and Order in Modern Plots Between Tocqueville and Stendhal, 35(2) Studi Francesi 382- (May/August 1991).

Rovit, Earl, The American Literary Ego: An Essay in Psychohistory, 14 Southern Review 409-427 (1978).

Schleifer, James T., Tocqueville and American Literature: A Newly Acquired Letter, 54 Yale University Library Gazette 129 (1980).

Schneck, Stephen Frederick, Habits of the head : Tocqueville’s America and jazz, 17(4) Political Theory 638-662 (November 1989).

Strout, Cushing, From Trilling to Anderson: The Strange History of Tocqueille’s Idea of a Democratic Poetry, 23(4) American Quarterly 601-606 (October 1971).

Strout, Cushing, Tocqueville and the idea of an American literature, 1941-1971, in Studies in Historical Change 292-305 (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1992).

Strout, Cushing, Tocqueville and the Idea of an American Literature (1914-1971), 18(1) New Literary History 115-127 (Autumn 1986).

Tomadakis, Alexandre, Tocqueville Beaumarchais (Montreuil, France: Breal,, 1985)(Concours d’Entrée des grandes ecoles scientifiques).

Wouters, Hippolyte, Tocqueville humoriste (Michel de Maule, 2011) (Litt. Franc. Essais).