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Romantic Image
By Frank Kermode

Romantic Image

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Romantic Image by Frank Kermode

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For the past four decades Frank Kermode, critic and writer, has steadily established himself as one of the most brilliant minds of his generation. Author and editor of over forty books, his prodigious output includes some of the best literary criticism to be published. Questioning the public's harsh perception of 'the artist', Kermode at the same time gently pokes fun at artists' own, often inflated, self-image. He identifies what has become one of the defining characteristics of the Romantic tradition - the artist in isolation and the emerging power of the imagination. The ingeniousness of Kermode's argument and the polish and wit of the writing all serve to identify the book as one of his finest offerings. Back in print after an absence of over a decade, The Romantic Image is quintessential Kermode. Small wonder then that this, one of his earliest works, is such a classic. Enlightenment has seldom been so enjoyable!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415261869
ISBN-10: 0415261864
Format: Hardback
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Frank Kermode

Frank Kermode (1919- ) One of the most distinguished critics of our time. He has taught at numerous universities including Cambridge and Harvard. Kermode was knighted in 1991.

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