Description - Romantic Affinities by Rupert Christiansen
The winner of a 1989 Somerset Maugham Award, Romantic Affinities is a kaleidoscopic series of portraits from an era of tumultuous change in Europe as it was experienced and communicated by the writers of the age. These include not only the more familiar 'Romantic' figures, such as Coleridge and Shelley, Byron and Goethe, but also Chenier, H-lderlin, Hoffman, Madame de Sta-l, Pushkin and many others. Set against the background of the initial liberal dawning the French Revolution seemed to herald, the disillusion that set in after its descent into terror, and the decades of warfare that followed, Christiansen draws on a wealth of scholarship ranging over many related aspects of music, architecture, and politics as he presents fresh perspectives on poetry and prose long defined narrowly as Romanticism.
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Author Biography - Rupert Christiansen
Rupert Christiansen was educated at Cambridge and Columbia universities. He is the author of Arthur Clough, A Pocket Guide to Opera, Paris Babylon and, most recently, The Visitors- Culture Shock in Nineteenth-Century Britain. He is opera critic and art columnist for the Daily Telegraph, and a member of the editorial board of Opera. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he lives in London.