Het raadsel van de Nederlandse Romantiek

Krul, W., 2014, In : De Negentiende Eeuw. 38, 3, p. 185-202 18 p.

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In the Netherlands, the use of Romanticism as a general designation for the first half of the nineteenth century presents a specific problem. The Dutch Romantics had explicit ideas about internationalism, and they rejected it in unambiguous terms. The painter Cornelis Kruseman (1797-1857) and the poet David Jacob van Lennep (1774-1853) are taken as examples of this 'riddle of Dutch Romanticism'. Like all Romanticisms, Dutch Romanticism wanted to be a national movement. But as soon as it tried to be national, it had to deny most of the elements that characterized it as Romanticism.
Translated title of the contributionThe riddle of Dutch Romanticism
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)185-202
Number of pages18
JournalDe Negentiende Eeuw
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • romanticism

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