The Genealogy of the Romantic Symbol

The Genealogy of the Romantic Symbol

Nicholas Halm


regardless of its broadly said significance in and past the concept of the Romantic interval, the particular proposal of the logo articulated through such writers as Goethe and F. W. J. Schelling in Germany and S. T. Coleridge in England has defied enough old rationalization. unlike earlier scholarship, Nicholas Halmi's learn presents such a proof by means of concerning the content material of Romantic symbolist idea - usually criticized as irrationalist - to the cultural wishes of its time. simply because its genealogical strategy eschews a unmarried disciplinary point of view, this learn is ready to learn the Romantic notion of the logo in a broader highbrow context than past scholarship, a context ranging chronologically from classical antiquity to the current and encompassing literary feedback and conception, aesthetics, semiotics, theology, metaphysics, typical philosophy, astronomy, poetry, and the origins of panorama portray. the concept that is hence printed to be a particularly smooth reaction to trendy discontents, neither reverting to pre-modern modes of idea nor secularizing Christian theology, yet countering Enlightenment dualisms with capacity bequeathed through the Enlightenment itself. This booklet seeks, briefly, to do for the Romantic image what Percy Bysshe Shelley known as on poets to do for the area: to boost from it its veil of familiarity.

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