Biofictions: The Rewriting of Romantic Lives in Contemporary Fiction and Drama

Biofictions: The Rewriting of Romantic Lives in Contemporary Fiction and Drama

by Werner Huber
     
 
It appears that the lives of the British Romantics and the myths surrounding them have a special appeal for contemporary writers.The present volume sets out to explore this renewed interest in Romantic artist-figures in the context of the current renaissance of 'life-writing'. The essays collected here deal with Romantic 'biofictions' by such authors as Peter Ackroyd,

Overview

It appears that the lives of the British Romantics and the myths surrounding them have a special appeal for contemporary writers.The present volume sets out to explore this renewed interest in Romantic artist-figures in the context of the current renaissance of 'life-writing'. The essays collected here deal with Romantic 'biofictions' by such authors as Peter Ackroyd, Adrian Mitchell, Ann Jellicoe, Liz Lochhead, Judith Chernaik, Amanda Prantera, Robert Nye, Tom Stoppard, Howard Brenton, Edward Bond, and others. Thomas Chatterton, William Blake, James Hogg, Sir Walter Scott, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley, John Polidori, John Clare, and -- most prominently -- Lord Byron feature as the 'biographical subjects' in the works discussed.

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From the Publisher
'This collection brings together a wide range of appraoches to a topic of much current interest. It is recommended not only for students of contemporary British Literature, but also for those interested in the posthumous cultural reverberations of the Romantic poets....' ENGLISH STUDIES

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571131232
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
07/02/1999
Series:
European Studies in North American Literature and Culture
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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