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Title Spanish Romantic literary theory and criticism / Derek Flitter.
Imprint Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 220 pages).
Series Cambridge studies in Latin American and Iberian literature ; 5
Cambridge studies in Latin American and Iberian literature ; 5.
Note Revision of the author's doctoral thesis, University of Oxford.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-216) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
English.
Print version record.
Subject Spanish literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Spanish literature -- Foreign influences.
Romanticism -- Spain.
Criticism -- Spain -- History -- 19th century.
Literature and society -- Spain.
Spain.
1800 - 1899
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Contents Böhl von Faber and the establishment of a traditionalist Romanticism -- The consolidation of Romantic ideas : 1820-1833 -- The exiles, liberal Romanticism and developments in criticism -- Condemnation and clarification in the literary debate -- Reaffirmation of Schlegelian principles in literary criticism -- The religious spirit in literary ideas and the influence of Chateaubriand -- The perception of literature's rôle in society -- Romantic traditionalism in the work of Fernán Caballero -- Conclusions : the mid-century.
Summary This study provides a fresh assessment of Spanish Romanticism through a sympathetic appraisal of its literary theory and criticism. It identifies the origins of Spanish Romantic thought in the theories of German Romantic thinkers, in particular Herder's historicism. The range of reference, from the articles of Bohl von Faber to the judgements made by Canete and Valera is counterpointed by the detail of close readings of books and articles published between 1834 and 1844, together with an examination of the ideas which informed the creative work of Fernan Caballero. Derek Flitter's use of the history of ideas offers a corrective to the recent preponderance of political approaches to Spanish Romanticism, countering their stress on its radical and liberal associations with a detailed demonstration that the majority of Spanish Romantic writers derived their inspiration from restorative, traditionalist and Christian elements in their contemporaries' theory and criticism.
Other Title Print version: Flitter, Derek. Spanish Romantic literary theory and criticism. Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992 0521390680