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Life: Organic Form and Romanticism

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What makes something alive? Or, more to the point, what is life? The question is as old as the ages and has not been (and may never be) resolved. Life springs from life, and liveliness motivates matter to act the way it does. Yet vitality in its very unpredictability often appears as a threat. In this intellectually stimulating work, Denise Gigante looks at how major writers of the Romantic period strove to produce living forms of art on an analogy with biological form, often finding themselves face to face with a power ...

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Life: Organic Form and Romanticism
2014, Yale University Press, New haven

ISBN-13: 9780300209044

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Life: Organic Form and Romanticism
2009, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300136852

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