LITERATURE MEME | 2 movements - (2) dark romanticism

Dark Romanticism, also called American Romanticism, is a subgenre of literature that arose in reaction to Transcendentalism. Dark Romanticism involves sin, self-destruction, and often supernatural forces.

G.R. Thompson describes the movement as follows:

"Fallen man’s inability fully to comprehend haunting reminders of another, supernatural realm that yet seemed not to exist, the constant perplexity of inexplicable and vastly metaphysical phenomena, a propensity for seemingly perverse or evil moral choices that had no firm or fixed measure or rule, and a sense of nameless guilt combined with a suspicion the external world was a delusive projection of the mind—these were major elements in the vision of man the Dark Romantics opposed to the mainstream of Romantic thought."

Notable writers include Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville.

  1. beckyswritingthings reblogged this from underworlds
  2. amberraysofdawn reblogged this from deromanus
  3. fromliberty reblogged this from deromanus
  4. dreamingaround reblogged this from okayophelia
  5. carneliane reblogged this from faedelaforet
  6. twoofa reblogged this from landofshame
  7. sugar-venomsweet reblogged this from stradlatersgirl
  8. angelheadedhispters reblogged this from absyntheofmalice
  9. blackh0rses reblogged this from absyntheofmalice
  10. absyntheofmalice reblogged this from jory826
  11. jory826 reblogged this from stradlatersgirl
  12. spivett reblogged this from stradlatersgirl
  13. cosmostar reblogged this from stradlatersgirl
  14. shana-rosee reblogged this from richardofyorks
  15. richardofyorks reblogged this from stradlatersgirl
  16. historietime reblogged this from havewordswilltravel
  17. havewordswilltravel reblogged this from stradlatersgirl
  18. stradlatersgirl reblogged this from faedelaforet
  19. schachundmatt reblogged this from jaimelannister and added:
    LITERATURE MEME
  20. a-harddays-night reblogged this from itsauthenticshit-exclaimedarthur
  21. itsauthenticshit-exclaimedarthur reblogged this from deromanus
  22. cypress369 reblogged this from faedelaforet
  23. faedelaforet reblogged this from mossy-petals
  24. lionheartalma reblogged this from mossy-petals
  25. beethovangogh reblogged this from deromanus
  26. loonymupin reblogged this from okayophelia
  27. 1xoxojbxoxo1 reblogged this from mossy-petals
  28. boodookaka reblogged this from deromanus