Essays in Romanticism

Improvisation, Speculation, Risky Business: Fiction and Performance, 1824-1826

Essays in Romanticism (2014), 21, (1), 1–16.

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What emerges is an uneven or erratic, essayistic-sublime prose, in which the evasive, hedging subjectivity assumed by De Quincey recoils from the unfamiliar, pathological intensity of his own xenophobia, or “domestic extremism.”

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Esterhammer, Angela