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Why the romantics matter, Peter Gay

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Why the romantics matter
Title
Why the romantics matter
Statement of responsibility
Peter Gay
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With his usual wit and élan, esteemed historian Peter Gay enters the contentious, long-standing debates over the romantic period. Here, in this concise and inviting volume, he reformulates the definition of romanticism and provides a fresh account of the immense achievements of romantic writers and artists in all media. Gay's scope is wide, his insights sharp. He takes on the recurring questions about how to interpret romantic figures and their works. Who qualifies to be a romantic? What ties together romantic figures who practice in different countries, employ different media, even live in different centuries? How is modernism indebted to romanticism, if at all? Guiding readers through the history of the romantic movement across Britain, France, Germany, and Switzerland, Gay argues that the best way to conceptualize romanticism is to accept its complicated nature and acknowledge that there is no "single basket" to contain it. Gay conceives of romantics in "families," whose individual members share fundamental values but retain unique qualities. He concludes by demonstrating that romanticism extends well into the twentieth century, where its deep and lasting impact may be measured in the work of writers such as T. S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf"--
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1923-2015
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Gay, Peter
Dewey number
700/.4145
Index
index present
LC call number
NX454.5.R6
LC item number
G39 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Why x matters
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Romanticism in art
Label
Why the romantics matter, Peter Gay
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223115432925
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvi, 141 pages
Isbn
9780300144291
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014012669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 877369658
  • (OCoLC)877369658
Label
Why the romantics matter, Peter Gay
Publication
Bar code
31223115432925
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvi, 141 pages
Isbn
9780300144291
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014012669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 877369658
  • (OCoLC)877369658

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