segunda-feira, 28 de janeiro de 2013

Dark Romanticism

This blog post is about Dark Romanticism.

From wikipedia, we have that:

"Dark Romanticism (often conflated with Gothicism or called American Romanticism) is a literary subgenre.[1] It has been suggested that Dark Romantics present individuals as prone to sin and self-destruction, not as inherently possessing divinity and wisdom. G. R. Thompson describes this disagreement, stating "the Dark Romantics adapted images of anthropomorphized evil in the form of Satan, devils, ghosts, werewolves, vampires, and ghouls."[2] For these Dark Romantics, the natural world is dark, decaying, and mysterious; when it does reveal truth to man, its revelations are evil and hellish. Finally, whereas Transcendentalists advocate social reform when appropriate, works of Dark Romanticism frequently show individuals failing in their attempts to make changes for the better. Thompson sums up the characteristics of the subgenre, writing: 
""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.[3] """
This is awesome. It´s one of the most awesome philosophies/ literary movements that I have ever heard about.

Besides magical realism, weird fiction, dark fantasy and sci-fi, it´s one of the genres I also write my books about and enjoy reading works from other authors.

This is another incredible post about it.

Cheers. 

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