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1st Edition

The Romantic Movement

ISBN 9781138195257
Published October 13, 2017 by Routledge
276 Pages

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Book Description

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 thought and interests that preoccupy Romantic writers; the revolutionary attitude that is yet differentiated from that of writers like Byron by the lack of emphasis on individualism, the dualism of the bourgeois world and the ‘inner self’, the interest in language as an agency for the regeneration of the German spirit, and the concentration on folk-themes and the idea of Wanderung. This title will be of interest to students of literature.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements;  List of Abbreviations;  1. Introduction  2. The Romantic Mentality  3. The Romantics and Literary Theory  4. The Romantic Lyric (General)  5. Novalis  6. Clemens Brentano  7. Eichendorff  8. Romantic Drama (General)  9. Heinrich von Kleist  10. Epic Writing (General): (a) The Novel  11. The Novel (Excursus: Jean Paul)  12. Epic Writing (General): (b) Short Forms  13. Ludwig Tieck  14. E. T. A. Hoffman;  Bibliographical Appendix;  Index

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