ISBN: 9783832537944Idioma: INGLÉSMatèria: Periodisme literari
DescripcióHow many Middle Ages has there been? Just one? Why are there million of followers of Game of Thrones? What is the origin of the curr ent Gothic youth dressed in black with skulls? Nuria Perpinya thinks that we have at least ten different perceptions of the medieval period. This book analyses the Romantic visions of the Middle Ages and their visionary resurrections. The views indicate the chival rous, religious, nationalist and fantastic aims of European Romantics. The discourse of failure represented by ruins counterpoints t he epic discourse of chivalry's success. Ruins are more than the embellishment of a minor genre (the Picturesque)/ they are the sour ce of contemporary ugliness and fragmentarism of Avant-garde...