Throughout the book, Altieri turns to Yeat's "Leda and the Swan" and Ashbery's "Instruction Manual" for their romantic and postromantic
views of the imagination--they turn out to be largely compatible--as well as their ability to incite the particular kind of philosophizing about art that Altieri's book advocates.
By rejecting the postromantic
Nietzsche, Coanda in fact affirmed, like most romantics, man's right to freedom, which was thus flagrantly encroached upon by Nietzsche's theory of the "eternal return.
Theresa Kelley analyzes Percy Shelley's The Sensitive-Plant and applies to it "the phrase embodied life to refer to material forms of life without claiming that those forms can be separated from mechanical or nonvital processes," for "romantic and postromantic
efforts to bifurcate vital and mechanical processes neglect what experimentalists and poets found more plausible after 1800--the possibility that forms of life and nonlife, as well as vital and mechanical operations, coexist in forms of being we call life.
In addition, the more recent Nikolay Medtner (1880-1951) wrote many fine Goethe-Lieder, which should be considered alongside Hugo Wolf's output as some of the most significant postromantic
examples of the repertoire.
This is not simply because they are both either romantic or postromantic
in idiom, but because they both consist of a long sequence of short melodies or variations linked by a central concept.
Ultimately, Frost, filtered through the lens of his attitudes towards the human body, emerges not so much as a postromantic
Darwinian reader of nature or a benign pastoralist, but rather as a classical poet with a republican mind, valuing above all the authority of culturally reinforced order and form.
Philology is the vocation for those who seek to trace and erase this touch, and few have modulated its call for our postromantic
modernity with more genuine fidelity than Hartman.
This combination of the romantic and postromantic
is evident in a poem like 'The Day I Stopped Writing Poetry'.
Huppertz's score, of course, is fascinating solely as a piece of dramatic music, with its amalgam of boldly postromantic
, Straussian chromaticism and a highly dissonant "machine-music" idiom more typical of the interwar avant-garde.
Moore, The Descent of the Imagination: Postromantic
Culture in the Later Novels of Thomas Hardy (New York: New York Univ.
But, to return to Stierle's arguments, I feel it is more urgent to reconsider the internal textual-discursive relationship that romantic and postromantic
poetry have built up as one of their distinguishing characteristics in order to liberate themselves from the theoretical cliches that conceive the metapoetic as lending an excessive importance to commentary, in the rhetorical sense, as parekbasis or as anacenosis.
however, was supernal, while the numerous romantic and postromantic
appropriations of Hamlet that de Grazia coherently surveys make Hamlet of the future by his always conforming to successive modern theories of psychology.