The Byronic Teuton: Aspects of German Pessimism 1800-1933, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Byronic Teuton

Aspects of German Pessimism 1800-1933, 1st Edition

By Cedric Hentschel


234 pages

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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’. This title will be of interest to students of literature.

Table of Contents

Foreword; 1. Byronic Perspectives 2. Weimar and the Deamonic 3. Byronic Disintegration 4. Byronic Politicians 5. Nihilism and Nietzsche 6. The Byronic Naturalists 7. La Femme Fatale 8. Mors, Momus, and Mars 9. Anglo-German Antithesis; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index

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Routledge Library Editions: Romanticism

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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LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh