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Ruins and Empire: The Evolution of a Theme in Augustan and Romantic Literature Laurence Goldstein

Ruins and Empire: The Evolution of a Theme in Augustan and Romantic Literature

Laurence Goldstein

Published July 28th 1977
ISBN : 9780822984610
Paperback
288 pages
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One of the most common scenes in Augustan and Romantic literature is that of a writer confronting some emblem of change and loss, most often the remains of a vanished civilization or a desolate natural landscape. Ruins and Empire traces the ruinMoreOne of the most common scenes in Augustan and Romantic literature is that of a writer confronting some emblem of change and loss, most often the remains of a vanished civilization or a desolate natural landscape. Ruins and Empire traces the ruin sentiment from its earliest classical and Renaissance expressions through English literature to its establishment as a dominant theme of early American art.