The Seduction of the Occult and the Rise of the Fantastic Tale(Cultural Memory in the Present)

The Seduction of the Occult and the Rise of the Fantastic Tale(Cultural Memory in the Present)

by Dorothea von Mucke, Dorothea E. Mucke
     
 

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This book examines the early development of the fantastic tale through the works of of the German romantics Ludwig Tieck, Achim von Arnim, and E. T. A. Hoffmann; the subsequent French rediscovery of the genre in works by Théophile Gautier and Prosper Mérimée; and Edgar Allan Poe's contributions to the literary form.See more details below

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This book examines the early development of the fantastic tale through the works of of the German romantics Ludwig Tieck, Achim von Arnim, and E. T. A. Hoffmann; the subsequent French rediscovery of the genre in works by Théophile Gautier and Prosper Mérimée; and Edgar Allan Poe's contributions to the literary form.

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"The brilliance of The Seduction of the Occult and the Rise of the Fantastic Tale is its intellectual courage and sure footedness in contextualizing complexity of subjectivity in the nineteenth century when the many ways of knowing the world were implicated in a competition for political dominance that insisted on the exclusion of any alternatives...[T]he book's virtues in exposing the intellectual dynamic of the beginning of the modern age make it valuable even for those not intimately engaged in literary study."—Leonardo Reviews

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ISBN-13:
9780804738590
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
03/03/2003
Series:
Cultural Memory in the Present Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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