German Romantic Literary Theory: GERMAN ROMANTIC LITERARY THEOR by Ernst BehlerGerman Romantic Literary Theory: GERMAN ROMANTIC LITERARY THEOR by Ernst Behler

German Romantic Literary Theory: GERMAN ROMANTIC LITERARY THEOR

byErnst BehlerEditorH. B. Nisbet, Martin Swales

Paperback | November 3, 2005

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The emergence of a new theory of literature in the German Romantic period constituted a decisive turning point in the history of criticism. A view of the literary work and the artistic process developed that diverged sharply from the dominant classicist understanding of aesthetics and poetics. It recognized the infinite changeablility of genres, and asserted the rights of genius and creative imagination. Professor Behler provides a new account of this crucial movement, illustrating each theoretical topic with close reference to a characteristic work by a major writer of the period.
Title:German Romantic Literary Theory: GERMAN ROMANTIC LITERARY THEORFormat:PaperbackDimensions:372 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.83 inPublished:November 3, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052102191X

ISBN - 13:9780521021913


Table of Contents

Preface; List of abbreviations; Chronology of early Romanticism; Introduction; 1. Formation and main representatives of early Romanticism in Germany; 2. Poetry in the early Romantic theory of the Schlegel brothers; 3. The theory of Romantic poetry; 4. Novalis and the mystical dimension of early Romantic theory; 5. Wackenroder's and Tieck's conceptions of painting and music; 6. Theory of language, hermeneutics, and encyclopaedistics; 7. Conclusion: early German Romanticism and literary modernity; Notes; Bibliography; Index of works cited; Index of subjects and names.

Editorial Reviews

"Romantic scholars as well as any one interested in the impact of the Romantic movement will benefit from this important study." Bettina Brandt, German Studies Review