German Romantic Literary Theory (Cambridge Studies in German) pdf epub fb2

German Romantic Literary Theory (Cambridge Studies in German) by Ernst Behler pdf epub fb2

German Romantic Literary Theory (Cambridge Studies in German) Author: Ernst Behler
Title: German Romantic Literary Theory (Cambridge Studies in German)
ISBN: 052102191X
ISBN13: 978-0521021913
Other Formats: azw docx lrf txt
Pages: 372 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (November 3, 2005)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1755 kb
Size EPUB version: 1791 kb
Subcategory: History & Criticism




The emergence of a new theory of literature in the German Romantic period constituted a decisive turning point in the history of criticism. A view of the literary work and the artistic process developed that diverged sharply from the dominant classicist understanding of aesthetics and poetics. It recognized the infinite changeablility of genres, and asserted the rights of genius and creative imagination. Professor Behler provides a new account of this crucial movement, illustrating each theoretical topic with close reference to a characteristic work by a major writer of the period.