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Romanticism and the Object (Hardcover)

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Why are material objects so prominent in European Romantic literature, both as symbol and organizing device? This collection of essays maintains that European Romantic culture and its aesthetic artifacts were fundamentally shaped by "object aesthetics," an artistic idiom of acknowledging, through a profound and often disruptive use of objects, the movement of Western aesthetic practice into Romantic self-projection and imagination. Of course Romanticism, in all its dissonance and anxiety, is marked by a number of new artistic practices, all of which make up a new aesthetics, accounting for the dialectical and symbolistic view of literature that began in the late eighteenth century. "Romanticism and the Object" adds to our understanding of that aesthetics by reexamining a wide range of texts in order to discover how the use of objects works in the literature of the time.


Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Mfg Part# 9780230617384
SKU 212204637
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0230617387
Release Date 12/22/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0223
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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