European romanticism : a reader /
general editor, Stephen Prickett ; editor, Simon Haines.
London ; New York : Continuum International Publishing Group, 2010.
xxx, 1032 p. ; 25 cm.
1441117644 (Cloth), 9781441117649 (Cloth)
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London ; New York : Continuum International Publishing Group, 2010.
1441117644 (Cloth)
9781441117649 (Cloth)
contents note
From Biographia literaria / Samuel Taylor Coleridge, p. 76-80 -- Introduction to Songs of innocence / William Blake, p. 271-272 -- The lamb / William Blake, p. 272 -- Introduction to Songs of experience / William Blake, p. 272-273 -- Tyger / William Blake, p. 273 -- London / William Blake, p. 274 -- From The marriage of heaven and hell / William Blake, p. 586-587 -- The rime of the ancient mariner / Samuel Taylor Coleridge, p. 648-664 -- Frost at midnight / Samuel Taylor Coleridge, p. 769-770 -- Kubla Kahn: Or a vision in a dream. A fragment / Samuel Taylor Coleridge, p. 876-877.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2011-04-01:
Unlike previous anthologies of European Romantic literary and critical texts--and there have been plenty--this massive compilation generously samples work from languages other than English, French, and German. Key texts from those three cultures are indeed here, but Prickett's signal achievement is to have brought together translations of more than a hundred poems and prose pieces from Italy, Spain, and Portugal; from Central and Eastern Europe; and from Scandinavia. With this English-language access to primary sources from around the continent, anglophones can see how varied but connected "national" expressions of Romanticism were. The book's hefty price may reflect the cost of so many translations (some reprinted, some commissioned), but the publisher might have spent a bit more on general editing. The credits at the ends of the texts are inconsistent and inadequate; for useful citations one must stumble on the bibliography in the acknowledgements section. Front matter includes Prickett's thematic overview of the project and a defense of both literary translation and extracts (on which this anthology relies), plus 14 "historical introductions" by European academics on national forms of Romanticism. The latter vary in quality, but all are too brief to do justice to their topics. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. M. Kasper Amherst College
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'An anthology for advanced students and their teachers.'
Only the most polymathic of readers will fail to find something here to surprise, enlighten and occasionally, entertain... this ought to mark a watershed in Anglophone perceptions of European Romanticism.
'This is an awe-inspiring volume. Not only because it is a real wrist-breaker of an anthology, but also because the concept behind it is truly ambitious... a collection of texts that is unique in scope and original in design...There is nothing comparable. Every library should have a copy, and every lover of Romanticism should have access to this anthology.'
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Main Description
The first anthology to place British Romanticism in a European context, showing how ideas and writers interconnected across national and linguistic boundaries.
Table of Contents
General Introduction
Introduction to British Romanticism
Introduction to Czech Romanticism
Introduction to Danish Romanticism
Introduction to French Romanticism
Introduction to German Romanticism
Introduction to Hungarian Romanticism
Introduction to Italian Romanticism
Introduction to Norwegian Romanticism
Introduction to Polish Romanticism
Introduction to Portuguese Romanticism
Introduction to Romanian Romanticism
Introduction to Russian Romanticism
Introduction to Spanish Romanticism
Introduction to Swedish and Finnish Romanticism
The impact of European Romanticism in Japan, Ayumi Mizukoshi, Teikyo University, Japan
The impact of European Romanticism in North America
Aesthetics and Poetics
The Self
History and Politics
Language and Interpretation
Myth, Religion, and the Supernatural
The Exotic
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