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The Taming of Romanticism - a book by Nemoianu, Virgil

The Taming of Romanticism

European Literature and the Age of Biedermeier

The Taming of Romanticism( )
Author: Nemoianu, Virgil
Series title:Harvard Studies in Comparative Literature Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $65.00
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Looking at a broad spectrum of writers--English, French, German, Italian, Russian and other East Europeans--Virgil Nemoianu offers here a coherent characterization of the period 1815-1848. This he calls the era of the domestication of romanticism.

The explosive, visionary core of romanticism is seen to give way--after the defeat of Napoleon--to an expanded and softer version reflecting middle-class values. This later form of romanticism is characterized by moralizing efforts...
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