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Why the Romantics Matter

Why the Romantics Matter (Hardback)

By Gay, Peter

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With his usual wit and elan, esteemed historian Peter Gay enters the contentious, long-standing debates over the romantic period. Here, in this concise and inviting volume, he reformulates the definition of romanticism and provides a fresh account of the immense achievements of r...omantic writers and artists in all media. Gay's scope is wide, his insights sharp. He takes on the recurring questions about how to interpret romantic figures and their works. Who qualifies to be a romantic? What ties together romantic figures who practice in different countries, employ different media, even live in different centuries? How is modernism indebted to romanticism, if at all? Guiding readers through the history of the romantic movement across Britain, France, Germany, and Switzerland, Gay argues that the best way to conceptualize romanticism is to accept its complicated nature and acknowledge that there is no single basket to contain it. Gay conceives of romantics in families , whose individual members share fundamental values but retain unique qualities. He concludes by demonstrating that romanticism extends well into the twentieth century, where its deep and lasting impact may be measured in the work of writers such as T. S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf.
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ISBN 9780300144291
Released NZ 15 Dec 2014
Publisher Yale University Press
Format Hardback
Series Why X Matters Series
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ISBN-13 9780300144291
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Status Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Released 15 Dec 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gay, Peter
Series Why X Matters Series
Category Art Styles: Romanticism
Literary Studies: 19Th Century
Literature: Texts
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 149mm
Height: 204mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 700.4145
Weight 302g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Romanticism in art, LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General, PHILOSOPHY / Aesthetics, ART / History / Romanticism
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text College/higher education