By Jacques Khalip

ISBN-10: 0804758409

ISBN-13: 9780804758406

Romanticism is frequently synonymous with types of id and motion that privilege person empowerment and emotional autonomy. within the final 20 years, those versions were the focal point of evaluations of Romanticism's purported self-absorption and alienation from politics. whereas such reviews have confirmed worthy, they typically draw cognizance to the conceptual or fabric tensions of romantic subjectivity whereas accepting a conspicuous, self reliant topic as a given, therefore failing to understand the chance that Romanticism sustains an alternate version of being, one nameless and dispossessed, one whose authority is irreducible to that of an simply recognizable, psychologized personality. In Anonymous Life, Khalip is going opposed to the grain of those dominant serious stances via reading anonymity as a version of being that's provocative for writers of the period since it resists the Enlightenment emphasis on transparency and self-disclosure. He explores how romantic subjectivity, while it negotiates with others within the social sphere, often rejects the calls for of self-assertion and fails to turn out its authenticity and coherence.

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