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Impossible Individuality:
Romanticism, Revolution, and the Origins of Modern Selfhood, 1787-1802
Gerald N. Izenberg

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgents
Introduction3
1Two Concepts of Individuality
I)Friedrich Schleiermacher: The Divided Self18
II)Wilhelm von Humboldt: The Whole Man27
III)Politics and the Psyche35
IV)Toward European Romanticism50
2Friedrich Schlegel
I)Irony as Possession and Demystification of Infinity54
II)The Road to Revolution67
III)The Birth of Romanticism112
3William Wordsworth
I)Criminals and Prophets139
II)The Road To Revolution147
III)The Radical Wordsworth170
IV)A Tenuous Resolution207
4Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand
I)Le Vague des Passions240
II)Chateaubriand the Revolutionary252
III)The Reversal278
IV)Transition: Religion and Selfhood290
Conclusion308
Notes313
Bibliography335
Index347

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