Unfettering Poetry: Fancy in British Romanticism

Unfettering Poetry: Fancy in British Romanticism

by J. Robinson

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This book calls attention to the pervasive but largely unacknowledged poetics of the 'Fancy' evident in poetry written during the British Romantic period. These poetics, Robinson demonstrates, are an early nineteenth-century version of what will become the visionary, experimental, open-form poetics of the twentieth-century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349528738
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 04/24/2007
Edition description: 1st ed. 2006
Pages: 301
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x (d)

About the Author

JEFFREY C. ROBINSON has published widely in the area of British Romanticism. He is a recipient of Guggenheim and NEH fellowships, and at the University of Colorado-Boulder, USA, where he has taught since 1971, he has received the University's Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work Award and the Hazel Barnes Price for distinction in research and teaching.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Definition and Description of the Fancy History of the Fancy and Its Trivialization The Romantic Lyric Subject Leigh Hunt, the Cockney School, and the Poetics of Cheerfulness The Poetry and Translations of Leigh Hunt (1811-1818) The Poetics of Expiration: Late Lyrics of Felicia Hemans 'The Fancy': Pugilism, Dandies, and Poetry Mary Robinson's Poetry of the Fancy Keats's 'Ode to a Nightingale' A Cockney Anthology of the Fancy: Hazlitt's Select British Poets (1824)

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