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Romanticism : A Very Short Introduction - Michael Ferber


A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 23rd September 2010
ISBN: 9780199568918
Number Of Pages: 168

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In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Ferber explores Romanticism during the period of its incubation, birth, and growth, covering the years roughly from 1760 to 1860. This is the only introduction to Romanticism that incorporates not only the English but the Continental movements, and not only literature but music, art, religion, and philosophy. Balancing lively details with intriguing topics, it sheds light on such subjects as the "Sensibility" movement, which preceded Romanticism; the rising prestige of the poet as inspired prophet; the suffering and neglect of the poet; the rather different figure of the "poetess"; Romanticism as a religious trend; Romantic philosophy and science; and Romantic responses to the French Revolution, the Orient, gypsies, and the condition of women. Ferber offers a definition and several general propositions about this very diverse movement, as well as a discussion of the word "Romantic" and where it came from. Finally, some two hundred authors or artists are cited or quoted, many at length, including Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Emerson, Hugo, Goethe, Pushkin, Beethoven, Berlioz, Chopin, and Delacroix.

1: The word 'Romantic'2: Its origin as an outgrowth of the Sensibility movement3: The apotheosis or consecration of the poet4: Romanticism as an international movement5: Romanticism as a critique of society6: Romantic themes, images, symbols, or Stoff7: The Romantic system of the arts8: Romantic religion9: Decline of Romanticism

ISBN: 9780199568918
ISBN-10: 019956891X
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 23rd September 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 12.7  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.14