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The Decline and Fall of the Romantic Ideal - F. L. Lucas

The Decline and Fall of the Romantic Ideal

Paperback Published: 3rd March 1936
ISBN: 9780521092005
Number Of Pages: 248

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Originally published in 1936, this book provides a critical examination of the potential for excess in Romantic thought, a form of excess which denies the reality principle in favour of the unbridled exploration of the imagination. Written under the shadow of the coming war, it also reflects an understanding of Romantic ideology's capacity to create acts of violence and transgression in the name of purity. Yet this is by no means an all-out rejection of Romanticism, and it can be seen more accurately as a warning against immoderation in any form of thought. The text is consummately researched and written with a great deal of expertise, containing numerous quotations from a variety of sources. A fascinating volume, it will be of value to anyone with an interest in literary criticism and the development of Romantic thought.

La princesse lointaine; or the nature of romanticism
The crocodiles of Alachua; or the past of romanticism
Fairies and fungi; or the future of romanticism
A romantic critic
Criticism in an unromantic age
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ISBN: 9780521092005
ISBN-10: 0521092000
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 3rd March 1936
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised