By Frederic Ewen,Jeffrey Wollock,Aaron Kramer,Jeffrey L. Wollock
selection notable educational identify for 2008 A Half-Century of Greatness paints a shiny and dramatic photograph of the inventive considered mid- to overdue 19th century Europe and the effect of the unsuccessful revolutions of 1848. It unearths usually unforeseen hyperlinks among novelists, poets, and philosophers from England, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Ukraine—especially Dickens, Carlyle, Mill, the Brontës, and George Eliot; Hegel, Strauss, Feuerbach, Marx, Engels, Wagner, and a number of other German poets; the Hungarian poet Sándor Petöfi; Gogol, Dostoevsky, Bakunin, and Herzen in Russia, and the good Ukrainian poet Shevchenko. Ewen is going directly to hint the transition from Romanticism to Victorianism, or what he calls “the Victorian compromise”—the ascendancy of the center category. The publication used to be reconstructed and edited by way of Dr. Jeffrey Wollock from Ewen’s ultimate manuscript. It comprises the author's personal reference citations all through, a reconstructed bibliography, and an up-to-date “further analyzing” record. this can be Ewen’s final paintings, the long-lost significant other to his Heroic mind's eye. jointly, those books current a landscape of the social, political, and creative facets of ecu Romanticism, particularly foreshadowing and complementing contemporary paintings at the relation of Marxism to romanticism. somebody attracted to what Lukacs known as “Romantic anticapitalism,”; who appreciates such books as Marshall Berman's Adventures in Marxism or E.P. Thompson's The Romantics (1997), will locate Ewen’s paintings a great addition.
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A Half-Century of Greatness: The Creative Imagination of Europe, 1848-1883 by Frederic Ewen,Jeffrey Wollock,Aaron Kramer,Jeffrey L. Wollock