Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction

Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction

Michael Ferber


during this Very brief Introduction, Michael Ferber explores Romanticism throughout the interval of its incubation, beginning, and development, protecting the years approximately from 1760 to 1860. this can be the single advent to Romanticism that comes with not just the English however the Continental pursuits, and never in simple terms literature yet tune, paintings, faith, and philosophy. Balancing full of life info with fascinating subject matters, it sheds gentle on such topics because the "Sensibility" stream, which preceded Romanticism; the emerging status of the poet as encouraged prophet; the anguish and overlook of the poet; the particularly diverse determine of the "poetess"; Romanticism as a spiritual development; Romantic philosophy and technological know-how; and Romantic responses to the French Revolution, the Orient, gypsies, and the situation of girls. Ferber deals a definition and several other normal propositions approximately this very various stream, in addition to a dialogue of the observe "Romantic" and the place it got here from. eventually, a few 200 authors or artists are brought up or quoted, many at size, together with Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Emerson, Hugo, Goethe, Pushkin, Beethoven, Berlioz, Chopin, and Delacroix.

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