Topographies of the Sacred: The Poetics of Place in European Romanticism

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University of Virginia Press, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 323 pages
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Although the British romantic poets—notably, Blake, Wordsworth, and Byron—have been the subjects of previous ecocritical examinations, Kate Rigby’s Topographies of the Sacred is the first book to compare English and German literary models of romanticism. Rigby treats not only canonical British romantics but an array of major figures in Continental literature, philosophy, and natural history, including Rousseau, Herder, Goethe, Schelling, Schiller, and Alexander von Humboldt. Following the pioneering work of Jonathan Bate and Karl Kroeber, she probes romantic understandings of nature, the source of the sacred, the power of place, and the role of literature, with a view to uncovering the tensions and ambivalences within the European romantic tradition. The result is a synthetic and philosophically inflected study that looks at the literary and ecological significance of place within a broad cultural context.

  

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Contents

The Rebirth of Nature
17
The Rediscovery of Place
53
The Return of Nature as Art
92
Up and under Mountains
131
Cave in the Harz by Caspar David Friedrich
148
General View of Mont Blanc from Noels Tour in Switzerland
161
View Near the Brocken and Spectres of the Brocken from
169
The Middle Bridge in the Via Mala and Wasserstelz from
183
Verdant Veils and City Streets
215
Two Men Contemplating the Moon by Caspar David Friedrich
233
London from Greenwich Park by William Turner
255
Departing from Romanticism
257
Notes
263
Bibliography
295
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About the author (2004)

Kate Rigby, Senior Lecturer in German Studies and Comparative Literature at Monash University, Australia, is the author of Transgressions of the Feminine: Tragedy, Enlightenment, and the Figure of Woman in Classical German Drama.

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