Literary Period: Romanticism +

Yesterday, I made a list of topics–all related to writing–that I’d like to cover in this blog. I was amazed at how long the list was–and inspired. As a result of this, I hope to post something for writers to muse over every day.
Today, Let’s get some historical perspective. 🙂 Paul Brians, WSU professor, wrote a rich little essay on the Romatic period of art and literature. He concludes with this assertion: “Looking back over the list of characteristics discussed above one can readily see that despite the fact that Romanticism was not nearly as coherent a movement as the Enlightenment, and lacked the sort of programmatic aims the latter professed, it was even more successful in changing history–changing the definition of what it means to be human.” Click here to read the whole darn thang.
Looking for an inventive way to fit reading one of the works mentioned by Brians into your already ridiculous reading schedule? Check out Librivox. You can download many of the works mentioned on audio and listen to them while walking the dog or cleaning the kitchen.


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