The Orient and the Young Romantics

The Orient and the Young Romantics

by Andrew Warren


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107419803
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/16/2017
Series: Cambridge Studies in Romanticism Series , #109
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 1,166,819
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Andrew Warren is John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities in the Department of English at Harvard University, Massachusetts. He specializes in Romanticism, poetry, philosophy and critical theory.

Table of Contents

Introduction: from solipsism to Orientalism; 1. 'The Book of Fate' and 'The Vice of the East': Robert Southey's Thalaba the Destroyer (1801) and High Romantic Orientalism; Interchapter I. Montesquieu: nature and the Oriental despot; 2. Byron's Lament: Lara (1814) and the specter of Orientalism; 3. The spirit of Oriental solitude: Shelley's Alastor (1816) and Epipsychidion (1821); Interchapter II. Rousseau's foreigners; 4. 'The Great Sandy Desert of Politics': the Orient and solitude in The Revolt of Islam (1818); 5. 'Unperplexing Bliss': the Orient in Keats's Poetics; Bibliography.

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