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Synonyms for quixotism

quixotic (romantic and impractical) behavior

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See Brean Hammond, 'Mid-Century English Quixotism and the Defence of the Novel', Eighteenth-Century Fiction 10 (1997-98), 247-68; Thomas Keymer, Sterne, the Moderns, and the Novel (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), pp.
This literary perspective nurtures the novel of "the romanticism of disillusionment" (Lukacs) and "Psychological novel" (Lucien Goldmann), typified by quixotism and messianism, the type advocated by F.
Literary tourism--the desire to see the word made stone--is not the same thing as quixotism.
No such quixotism, however, had any charms for the vast majority of the media.
Following the path trodden by Lennox and seven years prior to the translation into Spanish, Tabitha Gilman Tenney published the novel Female Quixotism in 1808, providing yet another revision of the Spanish popular text by a woman.
Our beginning assumption on this level of application is that the romance-faith treatise of Unamuno's quixotism parallels Christianity as a stand-in for the unrealized and unconsummated kingdom of God, seeking to establish a new spiritual base for Spain's self awareness and reform.
A very useful and straightforward account of that peculiar eighteenth-century English phenomenon, female versions of Don Quijote, is propounded by Amy Paul in "Feminine Transformations of the Quijote," in which she presents Charolett Lennox's romance/novel The Female Quijote as the work most akin to Cervantes, its successors in the play Polly Honeycomb by George Colman, in Maria Edgeworth's novella "Angelina," in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, in Tabitha Tenney's Female Quixotism, and in Eaton Stannard Barret's The Heroine (these last two American works of the early nineteenth-century) as less in the spirit of their presumed model.
Pascalian Quixotism in Umberto Eco's L'isola del giorno prima.