Romanticism: A German Affair is essential reading for anyone interested in the power of art, culture, and ideas in the life of a nation.
“Safranski’s Romanticism is overdue—an enlightenedly bright, even cheerful description of a special way of being. It is the novel of the German spirit.” —Der Spiegel
“Rüdiger Safranski brilliantly familiarizes us with Romanticism and the Romantic. His terrific book combines philosophical analysis and anecdotes in such a skillful way that we are faced with something rare: fascinatingly told German intellectual history. Thanks to his erudition and linguistic capability, he contrives to open the treasure chamber of intellectual history.” —Die Zeit
This volume is a welcome addition to the literature on German Romanticism in English. Summing Up:Recommended. All readers." —CHOICE