By Guy Vanderhaeghe
During this portrait of a 30 yr outdated divorcee, the writer strains Ed's existence from his pupil days in Toronto via to his "present day". Professionally and locally he has been a failure - yet a cute failure. man Vandergaeghe additionally wrote "Man Descending", a set of brief tales.
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F. Hegel planted a "liberty tree" with his friends in honour of the occasion, and the English poet William Wordsworth voiced the hope felt by many young intellectuals. The Revolution was understood as a truly international and Enlightenment phenomenon. It sowed the seeds of revolutions throughout the 19th century - and beyond. 48 Romantic Terrorism French Enlightenment intellectuals were aware that, unlike America, Europe's underclass of disaffected poor could be a volatile factor in any political change.
Would-be nationalists could only look back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance when Germany headed the culturally rich Holy Roman Empire. Enlightenment beliefs in the "universal" aspects of human experience made little sense in this jumble of German states. Fragmentation was the key to German experience. Any claims to a universal language of reason separate from nationality were met with scepticism and hostility here. Irrationalism and a concern with the particular and local characteristics of experience - key Romantic notions - were developed in these uniquely German conditions.
Fakes. One notorious fake was Ossian, a fictitious Gaelic bard fabricated by Edinburgh schoolteacher James Macpherson (1736-96) in 1762-3. Ossian's "folk epics" Fingal and Temora caused a sensation in Scotland, where Enlightenment patriots David Hume and Adam Smith welcomed them enthusiastically. Ossian swiftly became famous across Europe. Schiller praised his work, and Goethe made his Romantic hero Werther quote the bard at length. Napoleon too was a great fan. Similarly, Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765), a collection of ballads of questionable authenticity, caused widespread interest in the medieval chivalric past.