What is neoclassical literature and romantic literature?

Iran English Radio


Neoclassical literature is literature that was prevalent in the age of Neoclassicism. Neoclassicism is a name given to the movements in decorative art, literature, music, theater, and architecture; these movements were mainly dominant in the mid eighteenth to the end of the nineteenth century. Works in the Neoclassical movements are considered today as “the classics.” These works include Antonio Canova’s Psyche Revived by Love’s Kiss and Andrea Appiani’s Laure De Guesnon De Bonneuil.

Romantic literature was the new writing “style” that rose from the ashes of the Age of Reason. Romantic literature was a style of writing that was based upon the foundation of the individual self rather than that of society as a whole, a sort of individualism as it was commonly called. Fantasy, science-fiction, and supernatural literature were brought about in the age of Romanticism. Gothic literature was a product of Romanticism. Writers of the romantic and Gothic…

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