Romantic Consciousness: Blake to Mary Shelley

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137018113
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
• Consciousness and the Mystery of Being
• Blakes Fear of Non Entity
• Coleridge, Wordsworth and 'Unknown Modes of Being'
• Keats and the Highgate Nightingales
• De Quincey and the Dark Sublime
• Tennyson, the Cambridge Apostles and the Nature of 'Reality'
• Shelley and Byron: Polarities of Being
• Mary Shelley's Mediation
• Appendix: Wordsworth's Later Sense of Being
• Abbreviations
• Index

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