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Routledge Library Editions: Romanticism


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This set reissues 28 books on Romanticism originally published between 1940 and 2006. Routledge Library Editions: Romanticism provides an outstanding collection of scholarship which explores not only Romantic literature but the Romantic Movement as a whole, including art, philosophy and science.

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European Romanticism Self-Definition

European Romanticism: Self-Definition

1st Edition

By Lilian R. Furst
October 16, 2017

First published in 1980. This collection of carefully selected extracts from primary texts seeks to show what the Romantics themselves held Romanticism to be. The movement is thus defined in terms of the writers’ own views of their art both in general principle and in practical terms. This title ...

The Romantic Poets

The Romantic Poets

1st Edition

By Graham Hough
October 13, 2017

First published in 1953. At its best, Romantic poetry combined the creative freedom of a dream with some of the deepest facts of human experience. In this critical survey, Professor Hough examines individually the poetry of Gray, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats. He sets their work ...

The Romantic Movement

The Romantic Movement

1st Edition

By Alan Menhennet
October 13, 2017

First published in 1981. This study concentrates on the exponents of the central period of German Romanticism, regarding as characteristic the mode in which the poet’s self becomes active only in response to external stimuli, most notably those of landscape. The author traces the main strands of ...

The Byronic Teuton Aspects of German Pessimism 1800-1933

The Byronic Teuton: Aspects of German Pessimism 1800-1933

1st Edition

By Cedric Hentschel
October 16, 2017

First published in 1940. The Byronic Teuton explores the delineation in German literature, between 1800 and 1933, of certain pessimistic ideas and emotions that were being expressed by writers, artists and academics. This manifestation of negative sentiments was defined by Hentschel as ‘Byronism’. ...

Tradition and Romanticism Studies in English Poetry from Chaucer to W. B. Yeats

Tradition and Romanticism: Studies in English Poetry from Chaucer to W. B. Yeats

1st Edition

By B. Ifor Evans
October 16, 2017

First published in 1940. This title examines the tradition of Romantic literature, and the conception of poetry held by poets and critics throughout the centuries. Evans explores the writings of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Coleridge, up until the modernist movement and the works of W. B. ...

Romantic Science and the Experience of Self Transatlantic Crosscurrents from William James to Oliver Sacks

Romantic Science and the Experience of Self: Transatlantic Crosscurrents from William James to Oliver Sacks

1st Edition

By Martin Halliwell
October 18, 2017

First published in 1999, this engaging interdisciplinary study of romantic science focuses on the work of five influential figures in twentieth-century transatlantic intellectual history. In this book, Martin Halliwell constructs an innovative tradition of romantic science by indicating points of ...

Romanticism Critical Essays in American Literature

Romanticism: Critical Essays in American Literature

1st Edition

Edited By James Barbour, Thomas Quirk
October 18, 2017

First published in 1986. This outstanding collection of major essays by some of America’s finest literary scholars and critics provides students of American literature with a unique perspective of America’s Romantic literature. Some of these essays make connections between authors or define ...

Poetry of the Romantic Period

Poetry of the Romantic Period

1st Edition

By J. R. de J. Jackson
October 16, 2017

First published in 1980. This title provides a critical and historical account of poetry written between 1780 and 1835. The author has been especially concerned to place the great poems and poets of the age in the context of the conventions and traditions in which they wrote, offering new ...

Radical Sensibility Literature and Ideas in the 1790s

Radical Sensibility: Literature and Ideas in the 1790s

1st Edition

By Chris Jones
October 16, 2017

First published in 1993. Radical Sensibility provides a detailed account of the interrelations of literature, ideas and history in the eighteenth century’s Revolutionary decade. The book traces a continuity of ideas from Shaftesbury to Godwin and Wollstonecraft, and sets it beside a conservative ...

Reflections of Revolution Images of Romanticism

Reflections of Revolution: Images of Romanticism

1st Edition

Edited By Alison Yarrington, Kelvin Everest
October 16, 2017

Reflections of Revolution, first published in 1993, demonstrates the interdisciplinarity that had been emerging from cultural and historical studies. Taking the French Revolution as its focus, the book examines the tremendously diverse and intellectually exciting cultural reactions to the events of...

River of Dissolution D. H. Lawrence and English Romanticism

River of Dissolution: D. H. Lawrence and English Romanticism

1st Edition

By Colin Clarke
October 16, 2017

First published in 1969. This title concerns itself with the ambivalence of Lawrence’s attitude towards corruption. Clarke demonstrates that Lawrence’s attitude to ‘will’ and to sensational or disintegrative sex is much more equivocal than conceded. At the same time this is a study of Lawrence’s ...

Romanticism Comparative Discourses

Romanticism: Comparative Discourses

1st Edition

Edited By Larry Peer, Diane Hoeveler
October 16, 2017

First published in 2006. Exploring how discourse is figured in the texts of key European Romantic authors such as Wackenroder, Coleridge, Byron and Hugo, this volume offers nuanced readings of the under-explored syntactic, semantic, and ideological structures of Romantic works. Rather than ...

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