Romanticism and Postmodernism

Romanticism and Postmodernism

by Edward Larrissy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521154510

ISBN-13: 9780521154512

Pub. Date: 06/24/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The persistence of Romantic thought and literary practice into the late twentieth century is evident in many contexts. Though the precise meaning of the Romantic legacy is contested, it remains stubbornly difficult to move beyond. This collection of essays by prominent critics and literary theorists explores the continuing impact of romanticism on a variety of authors

Overview

The persistence of Romantic thought and literary practice into the late twentieth century is evident in many contexts. Though the precise meaning of the Romantic legacy is contested, it remains stubbornly difficult to move beyond. This collection of essays by prominent critics and literary theorists explores the continuing impact of romanticism on a variety of authors and genres, including John Barth, William Gibson, and John Ashbery, while writers from the Romantic and Victorian period include Wordsworth, Byron and Emily Brontë. This book considers the mutual impact of postmodernism and Romanticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521154512
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/24/2010
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Edward Larrissy; 1. From sublimity to indeterminacy: new world order or aftermath of Romantic ideology Paul Hamilton; 2. Turnabouts in taste: the case of late Turner William Vaughan; 3. 'Conquered good and conquering ill': feminity, power and Romanticism in Emily Brontë's poetry Emma Francis; 4. A sense of endings: some Romantic and postmodern comparisons J. Drummond Bone; 5. A being all alike? Teleotropic syntax in Ashbery and Wordsworth Geoff Ward; 6. Virtual Romanticism Fred Botting; 7. The sins of the fathers: the persistence of Gothic John Fletcher; 8. Romantic irony and the postmodern sublime: Geoffrey Hill and 'Sebastian Arruruz' Andrew Michael Roberts; 9. 'Uprooting the Rancid Stalk': transformations of Romanticism in Ashbery and Ash Stephen Clark; 10. Postmodernism/Fin de Siecle Marjorie Perloff.

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