30 Great Myths about the Romantics

30 Great Myths about the Romantics

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Brimming with the fascinating eccentricities of a complex and confusing movement whose influences continue to resonate deeply, 30 Great Myths About the Romantics adds great clarity to what we know ? or think we know ? about one of the most important periods in literary history. Explores the various misconceptions commonly associated with Romanticism, offering provocative insights that correct and clarify several of the commonly-held myths about the key figures of this era Corrects some of the biases and beliefs about the Romantics that have crept into the 21st-century zeitgeist ? for example that they were a bunch of drug-addled atheists who believed in free love; that Blake was a madman; and that Wordsworth slept with his sister Celebrates several of the mythic objects, characters, and ideas that have passed down from the Romantics into contemporary culture ? from Blake?s Jerusalem and Keats?s Ode on a Grecian Urn to the literary genre of the vampire Engagingly written to provide readers with a fun yet scholarly introduction to Romanticism and key writers of the period, applying the most up-to-date scholarship to the series of myths that continue to shape our appreciation of their workI follow Maguire and Smith in favouring the 2, 000- to 2, 500-word essay as the device by which each myth is explored. ... I have xxii Introduction endeavoured to do so with respect for their Wu flast.tex V3 - 02/02/2015 2:59 P.M. Page xxi.

Title:30 Great Myths about the Romantics
Author:Duncan Wu
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2015-05-06


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