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Exorbitant Enlightenment: Blake, Hamann, and Anglo-German Constellations

Alexander Regier


Exorbitant Enlightenment offers new ways to think about eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century literature and culture. It brings into focus a constellation of relatively unknown, pre-1790s Anglo-German relations in Britain, many of which are so radical—so exorbitant—that they ask us to fundamentally rethink the way we do literary and intellectual history, especially when it comes to Enlightenment and Romanticism. This polyglot book delivers two of the great, untold stories of the eighteenth century. The first story uncovers a forgotten Anglo-German network of thought and writing in Britain b ... More

Keywords: William Blake, Johann Georg Hamann, Enlightenment, Romanticism, Anglo-German relations, exorbitant, philosophy and literature, relation of, instrumental reason, critique of, institutional religion, critique of, language and sexuality, relation of

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198827122
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198827122.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexander Regier, author
Associate Professor, Rice University