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Romanticism and Postmodernism - Edward Larrissy

Romanticism and Postmodernism

By: Edward Larrissy (Editor)

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Published: 28th August 1999
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The persistence of Romantic thought and literary practice into the late twentieth century is evident in many contexts, from the philosophical and ideological abstractions of literary theory to the thematic and formal preoccupations of contemporary fiction and poetry. Though the precise meaning of the Romantic legacy is contested, it remains stubbornly difficult to move beyond. This collection of essays by prominent critics and literary theorists explores the continuing impact of Romanticism on a variety of authors and genres, including John Barth, William Gibson, and John Ashbery, while writers from the Romantic and Victorian period include Wordsworth, Byron and Emily Bronte. Many critics have assumed that the forms and modes of feeling associated with the Romantic period continued to exert a powerful influence on the cultural history of the the first half of the twentieth century. This is the first book to consider the mutual impact of postmodernism and Romanticism.

Introduction
From sublimity to indeterminacy: new world order or aftermath of Romantic ideology
Turnabouts in taste: the case of late Turner William Vaughan
'Conquered good and conquering ill': feminity, power and Romanticism in Emily Bronte's poetry
A sense of endings: some Romantic and postmodern comparisons
A being all alike? Teleotropic syntax in Ashbery and Wordsworth
Virtual Romanticism
The sins of the fathers: the persistence of
Romantic irony and the postmodern sublime: Geoffrey Hill and 'Sebastian Arruruz'
'Uprooting the Rancid Stalk': transformations of Romanticism in Ashbery and Ash
Postmodernism/Fin de Siecle
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ISBN: 9780521642729
ISBN-10: 0521642728
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 28th August 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.54