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Why the Romantics Matter
Peter Gay

With his usual wit and élan, esteemed historian Peter Gay enters the contentious, long-standing debates over the romantic period. Here, in this concise and inviting volume, he reformulates the definition of romanticism and provides a fresh account of the immense achievements of romantic writers and artists in all media.

 

Gay’s scope is wide, his insights sharp. He takes on the recurring questions about how to interpret romantic figures and their works. Who qualifies to be a romantic? What ties together romantic figures who practice in different countries, employ different media, even live in different centuries? How is modernism indebted to romanticism, if at all?

 

Guiding readers through the history of the...

Why X Matters Series

2015   176 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300144291  $24.00

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Making Make-Believe Real
Politics as Theater in Shakespeare's Time
 



Yale French Studies, Number 127
Animots: Postanimality in French Thought
 



The Little Review "Ulysses"
 



My Dear BB . . .
The Letters of Bernard Berenson and Kenneth Clark, 1925–1959
 



The Literary Churchill
Author, Reader, Actor
 



The World According to Itzik
Selected Poetry and Prose
 



The Book of Beginnings
 



Machado de Assis
A Literary Life
 



Please Talk to Me
Selected Stories
 



Poetry of Haitian Independence
 



Beyond the University
Why Liberal Education Matters
 



Cervantes' "Don Quixote"
 



Languages of the Night
Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in Twentieth-Century Ireland and Europe
 



Theater of the Avant-Garde, 1890-1950
A Critical Anthology
 



The Most Good You Can Do
How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically
 



Blue Yodel
 



Blue Yodel
 



Dante
A Life in Works
 



Oscar Wilde's Chatterton
Literary History, Romanticism, and the Art of Forgery
 



The War That Used Up Words
American Writers and the First World War
 

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