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Author Strathman, Christopher A

Title Romantic poetry and the fragmentary imperative : Schlegel, Byron, Joyce, Blanchot / Christopher A. Strathman
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2006
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 204 pages)
Contents Ch. 1. Setting out : toward irony, the fragment, and the fragmentary work -- Ch. 2. Rethinking romantic poetry : Schlegel, the genre of dialogue, and the poetics of the fragment -- Ch. 3. Nothing so difficult as a beginning : Byron's pilgrimage to the origin of the work of art and the inspiration of exile -- Ch. 4. Narrative and its discontents; or, the novel as fragmentary work : Joyce at the limits of romantic poetry -- Ch. 5. From the fragmentary work to the fragmentary imperative : Blanchot and the quest for passage to the outside
Summary "Romantic Poetry and the Fragmentary Imperative locates Byron (and, to a lesser extent, Joyce) within a genealogy of romantic poetry understood not so much as imaginative self-expression or ideological case study but rather as what the German romantics call "romantische poesie" - an experimental form of poetry loosely based on the fragmentary flexibility and acute critical self-consciousness of Socratic dialogue. The book is therefore less an attempt to present yet another theory of romanticism than it is an effort to recover a more precise sense of the relationship between Byron's fragmentary or "workless" poetic and romantic poetry generally, and to articulate connections between romantic poetry and modern literature and literary theory. The book also argues that the "exigency" or "imperative" of the fragmentary works of Schlegel, Byron, Joyce, and Blanchor is not so much the expression of a style as it is an acknowledgment of what remains unthought in thinking."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-200) and index
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Subject Schlegel, Friedrich von, 1772-1829 -- Knowledge -- Literature
Blanchot, Maurice
Blanchot, Maurice.
Schlegel, Friedrich von, 1772-1829.
European poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism
European poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism
Romanticism -- Europe
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Literary.
European poetry.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004054169
ISBN 142374764X (electronic bk.)
9781423747642 (electronic bk.)