Subject: Literary Criticism / European / General

Subject: Literary Criticism / European / General

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The Wild Man Within

|9780822984405|An Image in Western Thought from the Renaissance to Romanticism|These essays trace the myth of the wild man from the Middle Ages to its disintegration into symbol in the periods following the discovery of America and encounter with real “wild men.” This is the first book to discuss the concept of wildness in the writings of the Enlightenment period in Western Europe and the first to attempt a broad, interdisciplinary approach to the subject of primitivism, not only from a strict “history of ideas” approach, but through discussions of individual works, both literary and political, and encompassing various subject matter…

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Ruins and Empire

|9780822984610|The Evolution of a Theme in Augustan and Romantic Literature|One of the most common scenes in Augustan and Romantic literature is that of a writer confronting some emblem of change and loss, most often the remains of a vanished civilization or a desolate natural landscape. Ruins and Empire traces the ruin sentiment from its earliest classical and Renaissance expressions through English literature to its establishment as a dominant theme of early American art.| Laurence Goldstein|| Literary Criticism / European / General Literary Criticism / General

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