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By Michael Löwy

Romanticism is a worldview that unearths expression over a complete variety of cultural fields—not simply in literature and paintings yet in philosophy, theology, political concept, and social events. In Romanticism opposed to the Tide of Modernity Michael Löwy and Robert Sayre formulate a idea that defines romanticism as a cultural protest opposed to smooth bourgeois business civilization and paintings to bare the solidarity that underlies the intense range of romanticism from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century.
After critiquing prior conceptions of romanticism and discussing its first ecu manifestations, Löwy and Sayre suggest a typology of the sociopolitical positions held through romantic writers-from “restitutionist” to varied revolutionary/utopian types. In next chapters, they provide prolonged remedy to writers as diversified as Coleridge and Ruskin, Charles Peguy, Ernst Bloch and Christa Wolf. between different themes, they talk about the advanced courting among Marxism and romanticism ahead of remaining with a mirrored image on extra modern manifestations of romanticism (for instance, surrealism, the occasions of may well 1968, and the ecological stream) in addition to its future.
Students and students of literature, humanities, social sciences, and cultural reports might be drawn to this based and punctiliously unique book.

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