Revision and Romantic Authorship / Edition 1

Revision and Romantic Authorship / Edition 1

by Zachary Leader
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198186347

ISBN-13: 9780198186342

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Romantic author is often portrayed as spontaneous, extemporizing, otherworldly, and alone. Zachary Leader argues that this influential fiction is much in need of revision. Romantic attitudes to authorship profess a preference for what comes naturally, with a concomitant devaluing of secondary processes, including second thoughts, yet many Romantic writers such

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The Romantic author is often portrayed as spontaneous, extemporizing, otherworldly, and alone. Zachary Leader argues that this influential fiction is much in need of revision. Romantic attitudes to authorship profess a preference for what comes naturally, with a concomitant devaluing of secondary processes, including second thoughts, yet many Romantic writers such as Wordsworth, Byron, Keats, Coleridge, Clare, and Mary Shelley revised their works. Revision and Romantic Authorship looks at the revisionary practices of these writers, showing that second thoughts (including those of collaborators) in fact play a crucial role in "Romantic" composition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198186342
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part One: Revision and Personal Identity
1. Wordsworth, Revision, and Personal Identity
2. Byron, Revision, and the Stable Self
3. Coleridge's Revisionary Complexity
Part Two: Revision and Authorial Autonomy
4. Parenting Frankenstein
5. John Taylor and the Poems of Clare
6. Keats, the Critics, and the Public
Appendix
Bibliography
Index

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