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The Historicity of Romantic Discourse


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This provocative critique of Romantic discourse will profoundly affect how readers perceive not only the writers of the Romantic period, but also their most celebrated modern critics--such as de Man, Hartman, and McGann--who, as Professor Siskin points out, are themselves unwitting captives of the ideas and writing they criticize. With the Romantic redefinition of the self as a mind that grows, writing became an expressive index to that growth--the product, as we still understand it, of a developing creative imagination. ...

The Historicity of Romantic Discourse 1988, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195044706