The romantic era in England and Germany saw a sudden renewal of prophetic modes of writing. Biblical prophecy and classical oracle once again became viable models for poetry and even for journalistic prose. After surveying 18th-century biblical hermeneutics, as well as numerous instances of prophetic eruption in Romantic poetry, the book culminates in close readings of works by Blake, Hölderlin, and Coleridge.
Author: Ian Balfour Publisher: Stanford University Press Published: 08/20/2002 Pages: 368 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 1.41lbs Size: 9.24h x 6.42w x 1.11d ISBN: 9780804742313
Review Citation(s): Choice 03/01/2003 pg. 1180
About the Author Ian Balfour is Director of the Graduate Program in English at York Universit