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2nd Edition

Romantic Image

ISBN 9780415261876
Published November 21, 2001 by Routledge
224 Pages

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For the past four decades Frank Kermode, critic and writer, has steadily established himself as one of the most brilliant minds of his generation. Questioning the public's harsh perception of 'the artist', Kermode at the same time gently pokes fun at artists' own, often inflated, self-image. He identifies what has become one of the defining characteristics of the Romantic tradition - the artist in isolation and the emerging power of the imagination. Back in print after an absence of over a decade, The Romantic Image is quintessential Kermode. Enlightenment has seldom been so enjoyable!

Table of Contents

Preface -- A Note on the Frontispiece -- Part I Dancer and -- The Artist in Isolation 3 -- ‘In Memory of Major Robert Gregory’ 37 -- The Image 52 -- The Dancer 59 -- The Tree111 -- Part II The Twentieth -- Arthur Symons 127 -- T. E. Hulme141 -- ‘Dissociation of Sensibility’ 164 -- Conclusion192 -- Epilogue -- Index

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Frank Kermode (1919- ) One of the most distinguished critics of our time. He has taught at numerous universities including Cambridge and Harvard. Kermode was knighted in 1991.


'Kermode's effortless learning, lucid intelligence and wry, self-deprecating style prove that, at its best, literary criticism itself is a lively art.' - Al Alvarez