The Quest of the Absolute: Birth and Decline of European Romanticism

2014.04.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Louis Dupré, The Quest of the Absolute: Birth and Decline of European Romanticism, University of Notre Dame Press,
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2014.04.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Louis Dupré, The Quest of the Absolute: Birth and Decline of European Romanticism, University of Notre Dame Press, 2013, 387pp., $36.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780268026165. Reviewed by Casey Haskins, Purchase College, State University of New York Arthur O. Lovejoy argued nearly a century ago that the word "Romanticism" has been used in so many ways that we do best to drop its singular generic usage and speak instead of a plurality of Romanticisms. If Lovejoy lived today, one imagines him also noting the plurality of what we might call "metaromanticisms," that is, of different views about the cultural functions and meanings of things Romantic and of uses of the word in the service of various humanistic and post-humanistic projects. One particularly charged parting of the metaromantic ways in recent years has been over the issue of whether, to recall a famous comment of Friedrich. . .

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