Blackwell Guides to Criticism: The Romantic Poets: A Guide to Criticism

Editor/Author Natarajan, Uttara
Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Wiley

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ISBN: 978-0-631-22931-5
Category: Language & Literature - Literature
Image Count: 4
Book Status: Available
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This welcome addition to the Blackwell Guides to Criticism series provides students with an invaluable survey of the critical reception of the Romantic poets.Guides readers through the wealth of critical material available on the Romantic poets and directs them to the most influential readings Presents key critical texts on each of the major Romantic poets - Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats - as well as on poets of more marginal canonical standing. Cross-referencing between the different sections highlights continuities and counterpoints.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • 1 William Blake (1757–1827)
  • Critical History From First Responses to Northrop Frye
  • Critical Extract From Northrop Frye, Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake (1947)
  • Further reading
  • Critical History Historical and Political Readings
  • Critical Extract From David Erdman, Blake: Prophet against Empire (1954)
  • Further reading
  • Critical History To the Present
  • Critical Extract From V. A. De Luca, Words of Eternity: Blake and the Poetics of the Sublime (1991)
  • Further reading
  • Useful editions
  • Reference material
  • 2 William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
  • Critical History The Contemporary Reception
  • Critical Extract From William Hazlitt, ‘Mr. Wordsworth’, in The Spirit of the Age (1825)
  • Further reading
  • Critical History Arnold to Hartman: From ‘Nature’ to ‘Vision’
  • Critical Extract From Geoffrey Hartman, Wordsworth's Poetry 1787–1814 (1964)
  • Further reading
  • Critical History Historicizing Wordsworth
  • Critical Extract From Alan Liu, Wordsworth: The Sense of History (1989)
  • Further reading
  • Critical History To the Present
  • Critical Extract From David Bromwich, Disowned by Memory: Wordsworth's Poetry of the 1790s (1998)
  • Further reading
  • Useful editions
  • Reference material
  • 3 Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
  • Critical History From the 1790s to the 1930s
  • Critical Extract From J. L. Lowes, The Road to Xanadu (1927)
  • Further reading
  • Critical History Idealizing Coleridge
  • Critical Extract From John Beer, Coleridge the Visionary (1959)
  • Further reading
  • Critical History Deconstructing Coleridge
  • Critical Extract From J. J. McGann, ‘The Ancient Mariner: The Meaning of Meanings’, in The Beauty of Inflections (1985)
  • Further reading
  • Critical History To the Present
  • Critical Extract From Seamus Perry, Coleridge and the Uses of Division (1999)
  • Further reading
  • Useful editions
  • Reference material
  • 4 George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788–1824)
  • Critical History From Contemporary Responses to Victorian Readings
  • Critical Extract From Joseph Mazzini, ‘On Byron and Goethe’ (1839)
  • Further reading
  • Critical History The Early Twentieth Century
  • Critical Extract From T. S. Eliot, ‘Byron’ (1937)
  • Further reading
  • Critical History Canonical Byron: The 1960s and Onwards
  • Critical Extract From J. J. McGann, Fiery Dust: Byron's Poetic Development (1968)
  • Further reading
  • Critical History Byron and Politics
  • Critical Extract From Jerome Christensen, Lord Byron's Strength: Romantic Writing and Commercial Society (1993)
  • Further reading
  • Useful editions
  • Reference material
  • 5 Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
  • Critical History From Contemporary Responses to the Twentieth Century
  • Critical Extract From C. E. Pulos, The Deep Truth: A Study of Shelley's Scepticism (1954)
  • Further reading
  • Critical History Shelley, Scepticism and Idealism
  • Critical Extract From Earl Wasserman, Shelley: A Critical Reading (1971)
  • Further reading
  • Critical History Shelley and Socialism
  • Critical Extract From Timothy Clark, Embodying Revolution: The Figure of the Poet in Shelley (1989)
  • Further reading
  • Useful editions
  • Reference material
  • 6 John Keats (1795–1821)
  • Critical History The Contemporary Reception
  • Critical Extract From J. G. Lockhart (‘Z’), ‘The Cockney School of Poetry’ (No. 4) in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1818)
  • Further reading
  • Critical History Keats Canonized: The Victorian Period to the Twentieth Century
  • Critical Extract From Walter Jackson Bate, John Keats (1963)
  • Further reading
  • Critical History Class, Gender and Politics: Keats's Anxiety
  • Critical Extract From Marjorie Levinson, Keats's Life of Allegory: The Origins of a Style (1988)
  • Further reading
  • Critical History History and Politics: Keats's Radicalism
  • Critical Extract From Nicholas Roe, John Keats and the Culture of Dissent (1997)
  • Further reading
  • Useful editions
  • Reference material
  • 7 An Expanding Canon
  • Critical History John Clare (1793–1864)
  • Critical Extract From John Barrell, ‘Being is Perceiving: James Thomson and John Clare’ in Poetry, Language, and Politics (1988)
  • Further reading
  • Useful editions
  • Critical History Romantic Women Poets
  • Critical Extract From Stuart Curran, ‘Romantic Poetry: The I Altered’ in Romanticism and Feminism, ed. Anne Mellor (1988)
  • Further reading
  • Useful editions
  • Reference material