Romantic Poetry / Edition 1

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The six great Romantic poets represented in this concise collection – Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats – are those considered essential reading for anyone with an interest in the verse of the period.

  • An essential selection of poetry by the six great Romantic poets.
  • Ideal for general readers or for students taking short courses in Romanticism.
  • Includes the whole of Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience.
  • Gives readers a concise overview of Romantic poetry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631229742
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/23/2002
  • Series: Blackwell Essential Literature Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Duncan Wu is a Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford, and University Lecturer in English Literature.
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Table of Contents

1 The Evolution of Sensibility and Representation
1.1 Autumn in the Romantic Lyric: An Exemplary Case of Paradigm Shift 3
1.2 Reflection as Mimetic Trope 23
1.3 On Romantic Cognition 39
1.4 Vorosmarty and the Poetic Fragment in Hungarian Romanticism 55
1.5 Loss and Expectation: Temporal Entwinement as Figure and Theme in Novalis, Wordsworth, Nerval, and Leopardi 63
1.6 Poetry as Self-Consumption: Women Writers and Their Audiences in British and German Romanticism 91
2 The Evolution of Genre
2.1 Lyric Poetry in the Early Romantic Theory of the Schlegel Brothers 115
2.2 The Romantic Ode: History, Language, Performance 143
2.3 The European Romantic Epic and the History of a Genre 163
2.4 The Sublime Sonnet in European Romanticism 181
2.5 Elegiac Muses: Romantic Women Poets and the Elegy 197
3 Romantic Poetry and National Projects
3.1 Awakening Peripheries: The Romantic Redefinition of Myth and Folklore 225
3.2 "National Poets" in the Romantic Age: Emergence and Importance 249
3.3 Romanian Poetry and the Great Romantic Narrative about the Mission of the Poet 257
3.4 Greek Romanticism: A Cosmopolitan Discourse 269
3.5 Time and History in Spanish Romantic Poetry 287
3.6 The Experience of the City in British Romantic Poetry 305
3.7 "Sons of Song": Irish Literature in the Age of Nationalism 333
3.8 Near the Rapids: Thomas Moore in Canada 355
3.9 Address and Its Dialectics in American Romantic Poetry 373
3.10 Romantic Poetry in Latin America 401
4 Interpretations, Re-creations, and Performances of Romantic Poetry
4.1 Baudelaire's Re-reading of Romanticism: Theorizing Commodities / The Commodification of Theory 419
4.2 Nachtigallenwashnsinn and Rabbinismus: Heine's Literary Provocation to German-Jewish Cultural Identity 443
4.3 Reception as Performance: The Case of Shelley in Germany 461
4.4 Implications of an Influence: On Holderlin's Reception of Rousseau 473
4.5 Organicist Poetics as Romantic Heritage? 491
4.6 The Uses of Romantic Poetry: Feminine Subjects in Modern Spanish Culture 509
Index of Names 525
Index of Titles 531
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