Romanticism (The New Critical Idiom)

Day, Aidan
ISBN:
9780415122665

Aidan Day considers the history and usage of the term Romanticism, and the changing views and debates which surround it. He traces its history through nineteenth and twentieth-century readings, incorporating contemporary debates such as feminism, post-structuralism and new historicism. Day places the traditional canon in the wider context of their contemporary political and philosophical thinkers. A range of writers, both canonical and non-canonical, are included in his survey, including: William Blake William Wordsworth Samuel Taylor Coleridge John Keats Shelley Edmund Blake Thomas Paine Mary Wollstonecraft Jane Austen Charlotte Smith Anna Laetitia Barbauld Romanticism takes a clear, wide-ranging view of the subject and is essential reading for students new to the subject.

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