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Romanticism and Ideology



Morse Peckham was both one of the most significant American literary theorists of the past 30 years and one of the most distinguished scholars of Romanticism. The essays in this collection, first published in 1985, include some of his most crucial work--texts that are otherwise unavailable. The introduction offers the best brief summary of Peckham's overall theoretical position: his attempt to understand art and literature in the context of a pragmatist view of human behavior.