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Romantic Turbulence: Chaos, Ecology, and American Space

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Eric Wilson reveals a neglected yet powerful current in several major Romantic figures: the affirmation of - not escape from - turbulence. Romantic Turbulence unearths the chaotic undercurrents of European Romanticism found in Goethe s science and Schelling s philosophy, and demonstrates how these tendencies agitate the texts of Emerson, Fuller, Melville, Thoreau, and Whitman. These writers see the universe not as a reflection of transcendent harmony or a system of predictable laws but rather as a convergence of chaos and ...

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Romantic Turbulence: Chaos, Ecology, and American Space 2000, Palgrave MacMillan, New York

ISBN-13: 9780312228828

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