23.5.2013 – Aspects of a romantic

by deanmelbourne

 Gordon A. Craig ( A Scottish – American historian) identified these aspects of a romantic in his book The German

– A certain melancholy wishfulness

– An undefined longing

– An alienation from reality

– Sentimentality

– A tendency to introversion

– An emersion of the self in “the mysterious forces of nature and God”

– A pervasive pessimism and obsession with death