But it is George MacDonald's novel, Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women (1858), which takes center stage here as the quintessential example of Victorian Neo-Romanticism
. MacDonald (1824-1905), the Scottish Congregational minister and pioneering author of fantasy literature, was a major influence on the young J.R.R.
To begin to answer these questions, in the first part of this article I make the case for the significance of post-romanticism and its differentiation from both Romanticism and aesthetic and ideological formations such as neo-romanticism
; (1) doing so amounts to recovering and articulating a previously under-reflected cultural phenomenon that could best be captured as a syndrome of both returning to, but also fleeing from, Romanticism, of acknowledging its ineluctable and continuous presence, but also, in the same breath, critiquing it through numerous creative gestures of realignment and (dis)continuation.
And also compositions by representatives of a variety of modern movements and trends--dodecaphonic music, art rock, neo-Romanticism
, everyday music ...
"You hear this great horn-soaring melody, you hear fantastically romantic string playing and incredibly inventive writing for woodwinds, and just this general kind of neo-Romanticism
that we kind of lacked at the time in more serious classical music circles," Milanov said.
Mary Butts and British Neo-Romanticism
: The Enchantment of Place.
"He introduces a neo-romanticism
and a lyrical feel, bringing a poetry that appealed to the mind's eye.
He provides a close reading of the authorAEs experimental forays into memoir, poetry, polemic, and fiction through the lens of mid-twentieth century neo-Romanticism
, and the literary traditions on which her work relied.
Virtually every subsequent generation produced its own neo-Romanticism
, all the way to the twentieth century.
was many things: a reaction against modernist abstraction; an attempt to uncover an authentically English tradition in art and literature; a return to an appreciation of landscape and Nature; and a loose search for something like native spirituality, often in place of waning orthodox Christianity; but above all, Neo-Romanticism
was a search to revive what painter Paul Nash called the genius loci, "the spirit of place." In this sense, Neo-Romanticism
was also an ethical sensibility and practice, for while visual art and architecture can certainly have profound differences between them, Neo-Romanticism
was pushing back against the move toward the universal and abstract in both fields.
But just as viewers perhaps began to feel appeased by this serial neutrality, they were thrown into the "neo-Romanticism
" of the 1920s and '30s.
And so Lepore's designs for spring are full of what she calls ''a softness, a sexiness, a boudoir feeling, a neo-Romanticism