Romanticismo Para Principiantes.pdf - THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER INTRODUCING Romanticism DUNCAN HEATH JUDY BOREHAM Duncan Heath and Judy Boreham

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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER INTRODUCING Romanticism DUNCAN HEATH . JUDY BOREHAM
Duncan Heath and Judy Boreham Edited by Richard Appignanesi ICON BOOKS UK TOTEM BOOKS USA
Published in the UK in 1999 by Icon Books Ltd., Grange Road, Duxford, Cambridge CB2 4QF E-mail: [email protected] Sold in the UK, Europe, South Africa and Asia by Faber and Faber Ltd., 3 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AU or their agents Distributed in the UK, Europe, South Africa and Asia by Macmillan Distribution Ltd., Houndmills, Basingstoke RG21 6XS Published in Australia in 1999 by Allen & Unwin Pty. Ltd., PO Box 8500, 83 Alexander Street, Crows Nest, NSW 2065 Reprinted 2002 Published in the USA in 2000 by Totem Books Inquiries to: Icon Books Ltd., Grange Road, Duxford, Cambridge CB2 4QF, UK Distributed to the trade in the USA by National Book Network Inc., 4720 Boston Way, Lanham, Maryland 20706 Distributed in Canada by Penguin Books Canada, 10 Alcorn Avenue, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M4V 3B2 ISBN 1 84046 009 1 Text copyright © 1999 Duncan Heath Illustrations copyright © 1999 Judy Boreham The author and artist have asserted their moral rights. Originating editor: Richard Appignanesi No part of this book may be reproduced in any form, or by any means, without prior permission in writing from the publisher. Typesetting by Wayzgoose Printed and bound in Australia by McPherson's Printing Group, Victoria
What is "Romanticism"? The word "Romantic" derives from the Old French romanz, meaning the vernacular "romance" languages that developed from Latin - Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan and Provencal The medieval romance or romaunt came to mean a tale of chivalry written in one of these romance languages, usually in verse, and often taking the form of a quest. Our colloquial use of "romance" and "romantic" to describe intense emotional experiences can be traced back to this medieval sense of the word, and so can the 18th and 19th century concept of "Romanticism" as an intellectual experience, which is the subject of this book. 3
"Romantick" The word "romantic" came into common usage in English in the 18th century, by which time the connotations of the medieval romance had expanded to encompass a wide-ranging taste for the picturesque and the fanciful: the cult of sensibility (or sentiment) of the mid-18th century. The classically-minded Samuel Johnson (1709-84), sceptical of the new tendency, defined "Romantick" in his Dictionary of 1755: "Romantic" had in fact been used since the Renaissance to suggest free expression of the imagination in the arts, but mainly in a negative sense. Romantic imaginings were thought to interfere with the clarity of the art form, and so lay beyond the bounds of proper subject-matter. The emerging Romantic spirit of 18th century England was seen by some as a revival of Elizabethan literature and its "Gothic" tendencies.

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