19th Century Romantic Aesthetics

[New Entry by Keren Gorodeisky on June 14, 2016.] Understanding romantic aesthetics is not a simple undertaking for reasons that are internal to the nature of the subject. Distinguished scholars,
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[New Entry by Keren Gorodeisky on June 14, 2016.] Understanding romantic aesthetics is not a simple undertaking for reasons that are internal to the nature of the subject. Distinguished scholars, such as Arthur Lovejoy, Northrup Frye and Isaiah Berlin, have remarked on the notorious challenges facing any attempt to define romanticism. Lovejoy, for example, claimed that romanticism is "the scandal of literary history and criticism" (1960: 234). The main difficulty in studying the romantics, according to him, is the lack of any "single real entity, or type of entity"...

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