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Mimesis and Its Romantic Reflections
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Mimesis and Its Romantic Reflections (Paperback)

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In Romantic theories of art and literature, the notion of mimesis-defined as art's reflection of the external world-became introspective and self-reflexive as poets and artists sought to represent the act of creativity itself. Frederick Burwick seeks to elucidate this Romantic aesthetic, first by offering an understanding of key Romantic mimetic concepts and then by analyzing manifestations of the mimetic process in literary works of the period.



Burwick explores the mimetic concepts of "art for art's sake," "Idem et Alter," and "palingenesis of mind as art" by drawing on the theories of Philo of Alexandria, Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Schiller, Friederich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling, Thomas De Quincey, and Germaine de Stael. Having established the philosophical bases of these key mimetic concepts, Burwick analyzes manifestations of mimesis in the literature of the period, including ekphrasis in the work of Thomas De Quincey, mirrored images in the poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, and the twice-told tale in the novels of Charles Brockden Brown, E. T. A. Hoffmann, and James Hogg. Although artists of this period have traditionally been dismissed in discussions of mimesis, Burwick demonstrates that mimetic concepts comprised a major component of the Romantic aesthetic.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPhilosophy: aesthetics Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press Publication Date: 01/01/2000 ISBN-13: 9780271033273  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 11/05/2007.  

Frederick Burwick is Professor of English at the University of California-Los Angeles. His previous books include Illusion and the Drama: Critical Theory of the Enlightenment and Romantic Era (1991) and Poetic Madness and the Romantic Imagination (1996), both published by Penn State Press.

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