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Why the romantics matter

Peter Gay

Why the romantics matter

by Peter Gay

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Romanticism in art

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementPeter Gay
    SeriesWhy x matters, Why X matters
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNX454.5.R6 G39 2015
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 141 pages
    Number of Pages141
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27172810M
    ISBN 100300144296
    ISBN 109780300144291
    LC Control Number2014012669
    OCLC/WorldCa877369658

    Home > Literature & Fiction > History & Criticism > Movements & Periods > Gothic & Romantic Why the Romantics Matter (Why X Matters Series) by Peter Gay Author:Peter Gay [Gay, Peter], Date: Septem ,Views:   The ways in which classical literature, art and philosophy inspired the thought of the Romantic poets influenced their subject matter and determined their verse forms, which are many and various. Of particular note, however, is the increasing interest that was taken in ancient Greece, often referred to as Hellenism.

    Romanticism, attitude or intellectual orientation that characterized many works of literature, painting, music, architecture, criticism, and historiography in Western civilization over a period from the late 18th to the midth century. Romanticism can be seen as a rejection of the precepts of order, calm, harmony, balance, idealization, and rationality that typified Classicism in general and. Romanticism (also known as the Romantic era) was an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe towards the end of the 18th century, and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from to Romanticism was characterized by its emphasis on emotion and individualism as well as glorification of all the past and nature, preferring the.

      Altogether practical, clever, yet hopelessly romantic, this book will make you question whether many of life’s small, seemingly insignificant moments might in fact have one very important, very wonderful purpose. author of Dreamology Lucy Keating. The Romantics is practically perfect in every way, just like love—and : Amulet Paperbacks. Why the Romantics Matter (Why X Matters Series) by Peter Gay - free mobi epub ebooks download Why the Romantics Matter (Why X Matters Series) by Peter Gay Author:Peter Gay [Gay, Peter], Date: Septem ,Views: He was fated to become a belated romantic who never applied this characterization to himself, with his adoration.


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Nowadays, more than a century after his death, his music is lodged securely among the classics. In his own time, he appeared to many listeners a heavy-hander imitator of his master Schumann, whom he tried to outdo with massive scoring and unlovely melodies.3/5.

‘ Why the Romantics Matter is genuinely charming and divertingly anecdotal; it is in every way an enjoyable read, carrying its undoubted learning with an unobtrusively light air.’—Seamus Perry, Literary Review.

“As a cultural historian, Gay surveys his. 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.

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In this brief but illuminating celebration of romanticism in the arts, Gay (Modernism: The Lure of Heresy) makes a strong case for the romantic spirit as a modernizing influence that shaped.

图书Why the Romantics Matter 介绍、书评、论坛及推荐. He is the author of dozens of books and has won numerous awards for his scholarship, including the National Book Award and a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in New York : Peter Gay. The late Peter Gay’s last book, Why the Romantics Matter is a small book ( pp.

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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.

“With Peter Gay's characteristic elegance and erudition, Why the Romantics Matter celebrates the power of Romanticism from the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth—a movement whose energies are inseparable from the self-image of men and women today.”—David Bromwich, Yale University.

David BromwichBrand: Yale University Press. 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. “With Peter Gay's characteristic elegance and erudition, Why the Romantics Matter celebrates the power of Romanticism from the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth—a movement whose energies are inseparable from the self-image of men and women today.”—David Bromwich, Yale University.

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Here, in this concise and inviting volume, he reformulates the. The Romantics renounced the rationalism and order associated with the preceding Enlightenment era, stressing the importance of expressing authentic personal feelings. They had a real sense of responsibility to their fellow men: they felt it was their duty to use their poetry to inform and inspire others, and to change society.

English literature - English literature - The Romantic period: As a term to cover the most distinctive writers who flourished in the last years of the 18th century and the first decades of the 19th, “Romantic” is indispensable but also a little misleading: there was no self-styled “Romantic movement” at the time, and the great writers of the period did not call themselves Romantics.

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Here, in this concise and inviting volume, he reformulates the definition of romanticism and provides a fresh account of the immense.