"The complexity and range of European Romanticism cannot be conveyed to students by assigning only one or two texts; at the same time, students need a clear and confident guide if they are not going to become lost in a maze of texts and interpretations. Breckman's book meets these competing demands. His Introduction, in particular, provides one of the clearest and most coherent accounts of Romanticism that I have ever read, one that is informed by recent trends in literary criticism and philosophy but that keeps its focus firmly on the Romantics themselves." --George Williamson, University of Alabama
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About the Author
WARREN BRECKMAN (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is associate professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has been awarded the Richard S. Dunn Award for Distinguished Teaching. A cultural and intellectual historian of modern Europe, his other books include Karl Marx, the Young Hegelians and the Origins of Radical Social Theory (1999) and a forthcoming study of twentieth-century post-Marxist French political philosophy. Breckman has been a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, a member of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, and a visiting scholar at the ƒcole des Hautes ƒtudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and he has received fellowships from the NEH, the Mellon Foundation, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.