Nikolas Kompridis

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780195182637
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy


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This article looks at Romantic literature. It discusses flaws and criticisms of Romanticism and highlights the resurgent of interest in German and American Romanticism. It evaluates whether Romanticism can redeem modernism and whether Romanticism is still needed today. It describes the prose of Romanticism and the idea that poetry and prose determines the whole of the Romantic philosophy of art. It also argues that the critical interanimation and contamination of languages in Romanticism takes place at the level of everyday life and language and that the prose of Romanticism is the prose of the everyday world from which we derive meaning and intelligibility.

Keywords: Romantic literature; German Romanticism; American Romanticism; poetry; prose; philosophy of art; modernism

Article.  11304 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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