Romantic Consciousness: Blake to Mary Shelley

Romantic Consciousness: Blake to Mary Shelley

by J. Beer
     
 

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Revolutionary thinking at the end of the eighteenth century prompted major English writers to probe the riddle of human consciousness and the ways in which it might differ from "Being" in a divine or universal sense. In the first of two studies, John Beer traces this question in writings by Blake, Coleridge and Wordsworth, and the impact of their ideas on

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Revolutionary thinking at the end of the eighteenth century prompted major English writers to probe the riddle of human consciousness and the ways in which it might differ from "Being" in a divine or universal sense. In the first of two studies, John Beer traces this question in writings by Blake, Coleridge and Wordsworth, and the impact of their ideas on successors such as Keats, De Quincey, Byron and the Shelleys; relevance to later figures such as the Cambridge Apostles and Tennyson is also discussed.

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'John Beer draws on half a century of reading and thinking in this remarkable commentary on the fortunes of 'Being' in the works of the great Romantics. John Beer has always been distinguished as a scholar by his ability both to value the historical idiosyncrasy of his subjects while relating their writings to the perennial human preoccupations, and his book is full of sympathetic illumination and intellectual delight.' - Seamus Perry, Fellow of Balliol College and Tutor in English, University of Oxford, UK

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ISBN-13:
9781137018113
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
06/22/2004
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
209
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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