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The symbolist tradition in English literature : a study of pre-Raphaelitism and fin de siècle /
Lothar Hönnighausen ; condensed and translated from the German by Gisela Hönnighausen.
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Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988
description
x, 349 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. --
ISBN
0521320631
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imprint
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988
isbn
0521320631
general note
Includes index.
Translation of: Präraphaeliten und fin de siècle.
catalogue key
964534
 
Bibliography: p. 319-336.
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Appeared in Choice on 1989-03:
This important book by Honnighausen (University of Bonn), published in its original German as Praraphaeliten und fin de siecle (Munchen, 1971), now appears in translation as the second volume in a new series "European Studies in English Literature." Focusing upon symbolist tendencies in English poetry from 1850 to 1900, Honnighausen traces the development of the symbol from the Romantics, through the Pre-Raphaelites, to Pater, Wilde, Yeats, and their contemporaries. At the same time he offers frequent comparative examples from the French Symbolists, and ultimately attempts to define Pre-Raphaelite and fin de siecle English poetry as part of a continuous tradition extending from Romanticism to Modernism. Because of his comparativist approach he also evokes the illuminating context of international symbolist achievements in painting and music as well as poetry. Given its formidable scope, Honnighausen's study inevitably, perhaps, leaves a reader wishing for greater depth of specific analysis, but it excels in bringing together a rich body of complementary material. For this edition he has added a useful postscript that surveys scholarship published since 1971 and has brought his extensive bibliography up to date. For all university and larger college and public libraries. -E. F. Harden, Simon Fraser University
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This study of both literature and the visual arts is comparative in nature, attempting to establish an English symbolist tradition as part of an international development linking the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Originally published by Cambridge in 1988, Lother Hönnighausen's book includes illustrations and a survey of critical works.
Main Description
This major and acclaimed study of the symbolist tradition in England focuses on the years 1850 to 1900 and discusses the poetry of such as William Morris, O'Shaughnessy, the Rossettis, Swinburne, Wilde and Yeats, paintings by Holman Hunt, Millais, Rossetti, Burne-Jones and others, and critical works by Keble, Ruskin, Carlyle, Arnold, Pater and Arthur Symons. This volume considers the changes from romantic symbol through Victorian 'type' and 'emblem' to late romantic image. This study of both literature and the visual arts is comparative in nature, attempting to establish an English symbolist tradition as part of an international development linking the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Originally published by Cambridge in 1988, Lother H_nnighausen's book includes illustrations and a survey of critical works, defining major research issues and offering suggestions for other work.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
Preface
Introduction
Changing conceptions of the symbol in the nineteenth century
Typology and allegory in late romantic literature
The impact of symbolist tendencies on late romantic poetry
The imaginary landscape
The ideal beloved
Late romantic spirituality; Postscript: a survey of critical works since 1971
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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