The Rhetoric of Romanticism / Edition 1

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This last work by Paul de Man before his death in 1983 brings together what is essentially his complete work on the study of European Romanticism and post-Romanticism.

Columbia University Press

This last work by Paul de Man before his death in 1983 brings together what is essentially his complete work on the study of European Romanticism and post-Romanticism.

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Editorial Reviews

Northrop Frye
[The Rhetoric of Romanticism] shows us how the narrative of a 500-line poem can contain more cliff-hanging suspense, more sudden alternation of vision and concealment, than a thousand pages of commonplace romantic adventures.
London Review of Books
DeMan's legacy is an intellectual style of remarkable purity...a style marked by didactic fervour, whose undertow takes us into strange seas of thought, but it remains analytic and prosaic, with a minimum of semiotic play, and no mixing by montage of fiction and criticism.
Cynthia Chase
De Man´s work made writing about literature difficult, if irresistible, by inciting a tense awareness of the implicit claims or assumptions entailed in every interpretive move or rhetorical gesture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231055277
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 9/10/1986
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 327
  • Sales rank: 1,388,817
  • Product dimensions: 5.89 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

The late Paul de Man was Sterling Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Yale University.

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

Preface1 Intentional Structure of the Romantic Image2 The Image of Rousseau in the Poetry of Holderlin3 Wordsworth and Holderlin4 Autobiography As De-Facement5 Wordsworth and the Victorians6 Shelley Disfigured7 Symbolic Landscape in Wordsworth and Yeats8 Image and Emblem in Yeats9 Anthropomorphism and Trope in the Lyric10 Aesthetic Formalization: Kleist's Uber das MarionettentheaterNotesBibliography for Essay 8Notes on PermissionsIndex

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