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This review is from: Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)
This little book serves as a fascinating survey of the Romantic movement. It takes in the notion of the poet as divine, the embrace of nature and the flee from industrialiation, the importance of myth and an aesthetic attitude towards religion, the unification of thought and feeling, the love of the orient and the exotic, music as the ultimate art form to which all the others aspire , and a harking back to earlier times. Perhaps there is too much ground to cover in such a wide ranging subject to do it full justice in a study of this size, but it does give a good summary of its major aspects.