Romanticism and Postromanticism

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Lexington Books, Feb 9, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 134 pages
Claudia Moscovici asserts in Romanticism and Postromanticism that the Romantic heritage, far from being important only in a historical sense, has philosophical relevance and value for contemporary art and culture. With an emphasis on artistic tradition as a continuing source of inspiration and innovation, she touches upon each main branch of philosophy: aesthetics, epistemology, and ethics. The book begins by describing some of the most interesting features of the Romantic movement that still fuel our culture. It then addresses the question: How did an artistic movement whose focus was emotive expression change into a quest for formal experimentation? And finally, Moscovici considers the aesthetic philosophy of postromanticism by thinking through how the Romantic emphasis upon beauty and passion can be combined with the modern and postmodern emphasis on originality and experimentation.

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While the writing was done really well, it lack a certain clarity. I often lost complete focus on what was being written about and re-read the same parts over and over trying to figure them out. Interesting subject, but the book needed more clarifying information for some parts. Read full review

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Romanticism and Postromanticism reads like what I suspect it is: a PhD dissertation (or perhaps even a Master's thesis). This explains some of the things noted by other readers, such as the dry style ... Read full review


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Claudia Moscovici is currently a visiting assistant professor of philosophy and the Residential College at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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