The Enchafd Flood: Or the Romantic Iconography of the Sea (Classic Reprint)

  • Publish Date: 2017-09-17
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: W. H. Auden

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Excerpt from The Enchafd Flood: Or the Romantic Iconography of the Sea

Revolutionary changes IN sensibility OR style are rare. The most famous is, perhaps, the conception of 'amor' which appeared in Europe in the twelfth century. The disappearance, during the Sixteenth, of allegory as a common literary genre is another. The complex of attitudes and styles which emerges towards the end of the eighteenth century and is called, more conveniently than accurately, Romanticism is a third.

These chapters are an attempt to understand the nature of Romanticism through an examination of its treatment of a Single theme, the sea.

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