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The Symbolist Tradition in English Literature : A Study of Pre-Raphaelitism and Fin de Siecle - Lothar Honnighausen

The Symbolist Tradition in English Literature

A Study of Pre-Raphaelitism and Fin de Siecle

Paperback Published: 14th April 2011
ISBN: 9780521158961
Number Of Pages: 362

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This major and acclaimed study of the symbolist tradition in England focuses on the years 1850 to 1900 and discusses the poetry of such as William Morris, O'Shaughnessy, the Rossettis, Swinburne, Wilde and Yeats, paintings by Holman Hunt, Millais, Rossetti, Burne-Jones and others, and critical works by Keble, Ruskin, Carlyle, Arnold, Pater and Arthur Symons. This volume considers the changes from romantic symbol through Victorian 'type' and 'emblem' to late romantic image. This study of both literature and the visual arts is comparative in nature, attempting to establish an English symbolist tradition as part of an international development linking the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Originally published by Cambridge in 1988, Lother Honnighausen's book includes illustrations and a survey of critical works, defining major research issues and offering suggestions for other work.

List of illustrations
Changing conceptions of the symbol in the nineteenth century
Typology and allegory in late romantic literature
The impact of symbolist tendencies on late romantic poetry
The imaginary landscape
The ideal beloved
Late romantic spirituality
Postscript: a survey of critical works since 1971
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ISBN: 9780521158961
ISBN-10: 0521158966
Series: European Studies in English Literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 362
Published: 14th April 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.53