13 - Americanliteraturenotes Rimbaud 20:10

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American literature notes 20:10 Rimbaud 1 st  stage of romanticism: discovered that the human mind is divinity, evangelism 2 nd  stage of romanticism: decadence Romanticism becomes disillusioned 2 examples of decadent romanticism: 1. Cultural degradation of the present The present culture is the worst culture that has ever exist and that could ever  exist…you can feel no loyalty to this culture and you can get nothing valuable or  useful from it…all you can wish towards it is to destroy it or escape from it 2. Belatedness In the past we could see that people could get something from the culture…. but  not anymore. You’ve been born too late! Culture/nature are like a worked out 
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