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Heroic Imagination : The Creative Genius of Europe from Waterloo (1815) to the Revolution of 1848 - Frederic Ewen

Heroic Imagination

The Creative Genius of Europe from Waterloo (1815) to the Revolution of 1848

Paperback Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9780814722251
Number Of Pages: 742

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Heroic Imagination Describes the historical period and the wide manifistation of creativity that took place between 1815 and 1848 in Europe, from Napoleon's downfall in the battle of Waterloo in 1815 to the "Restoration" that sought to bring back the old order preceding the French Revolution. While revolutions and historicle events were shaping the world, the "collective consciousness" of the public began to integrate with the creative consciousness of the individual. The creative energies of artists, philosophers, poets, political and social thinkers emerged and produced some of the most revered artistic geniuses in history, such as Beethoven, Byron, Pushkin, Balzac, Stendhal, Victor Hugo, Delacroix, Goya, and Goethe.

Frederic Ewen vividly depicts the "new" world of the early nineteenth century, and the assemblage of genius that produced a body of art that has become the unforgettable property of all ages.

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"A valuable addition to attempts to elucidate a tragic problem...A well-researched work that shows how history and psychiatry may be allies." -"Nature",

Prologuep. xv
Waterloo and After
The Anguish of Transition and Waterloop. 5
The Anguish of Transitionp. 5
Waterloo and Afterp. 9
England: "The Sceptered Isle" and "The Dark Satanic Mills"p. 21
"The Sceptered Isle"p. 23
"The Dark Satanic Mills"p. 29
Romanticism, Revolution and the Poetsp. 37
Wordsworthp. 39
Blakep. 46
Byronp. 64
Keatsp. 76
Shelleyp. 101
France: The Furnace of World Historyp. 119
Retreat from Gloryp. 121
Decade of the 1820's: The Great Preparationp. 131
War of Doctrines and the Nature of Man: Utopia and Anti-Utopiap. 139
Anti-Utopia: Man is Evilp. 143
Utopia: Man is Goodp. 151
Victor Hugo and the Triumph of Romanticismp. 169
Germany: The Dissevered Selfp. 191
"Freedom," "Liberation," and Disenchantmentp. 195
Romanticism: The Fragmented Selfp. 201
The Fragmented Selfp. 201
Novalisp. 207
Friedrich Schlegelp. 212
Heinrich von Kleistp. 218
Adelbert von Chamissop. 241
E.T.A. Hoffmannp. 246
Friedrich Holderlinp. 255
Music: Beethovenp. 276
The Lyric and the "Lied": Schubertp. 283
Romanticism and Artp. 289
Romanticism and the "State"p. 295
"The Nightwatch"p. 298
Austria: The Mask and the Facep. 300
"Skeleton of a Titanic form": The Italy of Giacomo Leopardi and Allessandro Manzonip. 307
The Agony of Spain and Francisco Goyap. 341
Russia: "The First Revolution" and Alexander Pushkinp. 355
The Rising Tide: 1830-1848
France--1830: Paris on the Barricadesp. 417
1830 and the Artistp. 431
Stendhal: "Le Rouge et le Noir"p. 431
Berlioz: "Symphonie Fantastique"p. 448
Delacroix: The Painter and Romanticismp. 461
France: 1831-1848p. 471
Honore de Balzac and the Quest of the Absolutep. 471
George Sand and the Quest of the Selfp. 518
Stendhal: Journey's End--"La Chartreuse de Parme"p. 550
Paris: Magnet and Havenp. 569
Heinrich Heine: A German Apollo in Parisp. 571
Adam Mickiewicz: Poland's Poet-Prophetp. 597
Jose de Espronceda: Spain's Childe Haroldp. 620
End of an Epoch: Goethe, Weimar and the Transfiguration of Faustp. 639
Notesp. 717
Indexp. 737
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ISBN: 9780814722251
ISBN-10: 0814722253
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 742
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.7  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.89