Preromanticism

Capa
Stanford University Press, 1991 - 500 páginas
Using an outmoded term in an entirely new way, Preromanticism seeks the common ground of British literature from 1740 to 1798, not in the foreshadowing of Romanticism but in terms of incomplete discoveries and in impediments to expression that Romanticism was to lift. This fresh conceptualization of the second half of the 18th century, touching on French and German as well as British literature, aims to invigorate the imagination of the reader by audacious textual conjunctions (Rasselas and Tristram Shandy, She Stoops to Conquer and An Evening Walk), through its theoretical authority, and its interpretive energy.
 

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Introduction i
1
chapter one On Textual Production
11
chapter two The Urbane Sublime
22
chapter three Transcendental Aesthetics
40
chapter four The Discovery of Consciousness
58
chapter five The Economy of Sensibility
82
chapter six Goldsmiths Endings
113
chapter nine Sheridans Semiotics
196
chapter ten Beaumarchaiss Stagecraft
239
chapter eleven Sternes Stories
261
chapter twelve Wordsworths Old Gray Stone
301
chapter thirteen Touchstones
362
Envoi
381
Works Cited 449 Index
477
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