Why The Romantics Matter

The second chapter, called 'Romantic Psychology', is a rambling essay about modernism that doesn't even slightly imply what it has to do with the romantics. And as far as essays about modernism goes, it's terrible. It's completely unfocused, pointless, uninteresting, and apparently wasn't even glanced at by an editor. I stopped reading after that.



Glasgow, Saturday Night - John Atkinson Grimshaw


The Knife Grinder - Goya


Ville d'Avrey - Camille Corot


Mountain Landscape With Rainbow - Caspar David Friedrich


Ruth - Francesco Hayez


Joseph Turner - Riva degli Schiavoni


Le Voyage d'Arion - Philipp Otto Runge


Prometheus Unbound - Percy Shelley

This painting accurately represents the pain of the boredom I felt when reading this book. I can't believe someone read Prometheus Bound and thought this was the direction the story was supposed to take.