The Romantic Predicament

The Romantic Predicament

by Geoffrey Thurley
     
 
This book suggests that if we define Romanticism in terms of its historical situation, we find that it is no more subjective than classical art. Romantic artists did not choose their predicament, nor is their characteristic subjectivism the result of wilful narcissism. Romantic language, with its characteristic concentration on the image, like the generally 'personal'

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This book suggests that if we define Romanticism in terms of its historical situation, we find that it is no more subjective than classical art. Romantic artists did not choose their predicament, nor is their characteristic subjectivism the result of wilful narcissism. Romantic language, with its characteristic concentration on the image, like the generally 'personal' tone of its poetic products, is similarly responsive to historical development: the Romantic poet preys upon the outer in order to acquire the meaningfulness which was given in earlier literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312691820
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/01/1984
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.83(h) x 0.89(d)

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