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romanticism -- as in: anticlassical romanticism
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  • Romanticism values imagination and emotion over rationality.
  • My father became depressed because people had begun to embrace Fazlullah’s words and his religious romanticism.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • It fired the Irish romanticism within me, as did Mr. Stone’s accounts of the hurricane of ’59 that crushed boats and docks like playthings, that uprooted oak trees as tall as towers, that incapacitated a town thirty miles from the island and made it a national disaster area.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • That was the age of romanticism in literature, music, art, and philosophy.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865

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  • They pass hard, legitimate judgments, unlike the purblind guesses of men, fogged with romanticism and ignorance and bias and wish.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • With a bow to the judges and another, no less formal, to myself, Mr. Gowan drew himself still straighter than his normal upright posture, braced both thumbs in the waist of his breeks, and prepared with all the romanticism of his aged, gallant heart to do battle, fighting with the law’s chosen weapon of excruciating boredom.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I admire Victor Hugo—I appreciate his genius, his brilliancy, his romanticism; though he is not one of my literary passions.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • The question was about Olympus, whose part was taken by Jean Prouvaire, out of pure romanticism.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • If Gringoire had lived in our day, what a fine middle course he would hold between classicism and romanticism!
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • It replaced reportage with romanticism.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers

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  • "Is your aunt’s romanticism always consistent with accuracy?"
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Fermina Daza could never believe that so significant a name for them both was indeed a historical coincidence and not another conceit born of Florentino Ariza’s chronic romanticism.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Thus Napoleon represented glory and Franklin liberty; Irma was perhaps a concession to romanticism, but Athalie was a homage to the greatest masterpiece of the French stage.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • As for Lavinia, he hated to talk to her about the matter; she annoyed him with her mock romanticism.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • This last phrase obviously displeased Bazarov; there was a flavour of philosophy, that is to say, romanticism about it, for Bazarov called philosophy, too, romanticism, but he did not think it necessary to correct his young disciple.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • Sometimes, even though I know it is my own foolish romanticism, I think about having a garden again, to see if I retain any of the skills of my people, or if I have just become too citified to do anything real.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • No matter how brutal the Institute was in its ritesof initiation and passage, there was always a heartbreaking romanticism in all the ceremonies and forms of the military.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • "You know," Ben said, "your romanticism is a real inspiration."
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • If he kissed her hand, it was to bid her good night; he did it with a schoolboy look on his face that drained all romanticism from the gesture.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Eliza had suffered one or two losses in her investments, led astray by a strain of wild romanticism which destroyed for the moment her shrewd caution.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • A hundred years ago you would have made a banker or lawyer or professor and you could have worked out your romanticism by reading fanciful tales and dreaming about what you might have been if you hadn’t had the misfortune to be born into a humdrum period.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Then we shall take the main outline of Kant’s philosophy so that we can get to Romanticism.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The nineteenth century dislike of Romanticism is the rage of Caliban not seeing his own face in a glass.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Romanticism gave us the notion, rampant throughout the nineteenth century and still with us in the twenty-first, of the dual nature of humanity, that in each of us, no matter how well made or socially groomed, a monstrous Other exists.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • CHAPTER XLV TROY’S ROMANTICISM When Troy’s wife had left the house at the previous midnight his first act was to cover the dead from sight.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Romanticism, which has helped to fill some dull blanks with love and knowledge, had not yet penetrated the times with its leaven and entered into everybody’s food; it was fermenting still as a distinguishable vigorous enthusiasm in certain long-haired German artists at Rome, and the youth of other nations who worked or idled near them were sometimes caught in the spreading movement.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • The damnable romanticism of these pure hearts!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Notes from the Underground
  • The absence of a strong ethic suited to our age, the rise of the machine, the decadence of Romanticism as it ended a long and fruitful existence… who knows?
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • European Romanticism was above all a movement of liberation: both anticlassical and antiacademic, directed against outmoded classicism, the old school of reason, whose defenders it scorned as powdered periwigs.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • This last phrase obviously displeased Bazarov; there was a flavour of philosophy, that is to say, romanticism about it, for Bazarov called philosophy, too, romanticism, but he did not think it necessary to correct his young disciple.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • He died in 1804, when the cultural epoch we call Romanticism was in the ascendant.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • But all that’s romanticism in your eyes.’
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • I’ll call you for a session on Romanticism.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Bazarov was on the point of uttering his favourite word, ’romanticism,’ but he checked himself, and said, ’rubbish.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • Romanticism the path of mystery leads inwards Hilde let the heavy ring binder slide into her lap.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The comic, the serious, the unexpected, are mingled in a variety of characters, and a tinge of romanticism lightly spread through all the intrigue which proceeds misteriously, and ends, after striking altarations, in the midst of many beautiful strokes of brilliant scenes.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Today we are going to talk about Romanticism, which could be described as Europe’s last great cultural epoch.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Did Romanticism last that long?
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Was Romanticism one of those epochs?
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • It has been said that Romanticism was Europe’s last common approach to life.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • There were many similarities between the Renaissance and Romanticism.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Romanticism was in the main an urban phenomenon.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Yes, one of the features of Romanticism was this yearning for nature and nature’s mysteries.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Romanticism represents not least a reaction to the Enlightenment’s mechanistic universe.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • It was said that Romanticism implied a renaissance of the old cosmic consciousness.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Romanticism helped strengthen the feeling of national identity.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Because Romanticism involved new orientations in so many areas, it has been usual to distinguish between two forms of Romanticism.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Because Romanticism involved new orientations in so many areas, it has been usual to distinguish between two forms of Romanticism.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • There is what we call Universal Romanticism, referring to the Romantics who were preoccupied with nature, world soul, and artistic genius.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The other is the so-called National Romanticism, which became popular a little later, especially in the town of Heidelberg.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
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