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The Unfamiliar Shelley

Author : Timothy Webb
ISBN : 9781351880787
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Stimulated by new editions of Shelley's writings and the evidence of notebooks, the editors have assembled an outstanding group of international Shelley scholars to work through the implications of recent advances in scholarship. With particular attention to texts that have been neglected or underestimated, the contributors consider many important aspects of Shelley's prolific and remarkably diverse output, including the verse letter, plays, prose essays, satire, pamphlets, political verse, romance, prefaces, translations from the Greek, prose style, artistic representations, fragments and early writings. Revaluations of Shelley's youthful works, often criticized for their over-exuberance, pay dividends as they reveal Shelley's early maturation as a writer and also shed light on his later achievement. Taken as a whole, the collection makes evident that Shelley's reputation has been based largely on surprisingly imperfect and incomplete edited publications, driven by Victorian taste and culture. A writer very different from the one we thought we knew emerges from these essays, which are sure to inspire more reappraisals of Shelley's work.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Neglected Shelley

Author : Professor Timothy Webb
ISBN : 9781472465641
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Building on the work begun in Weinberg and Webb's 2009 collection, The Unfamiliar Shelley, this new collection takes up further work by Percy Bysshe Shelley that has received inadequate critical attention. The Neglected Shelley shows that even the poet's apparently slighter works are important in their own right and are richly instructive as expressions of Shelley's developing art of composition and diverse interests throughout his career.
Category: Literary Criticism

Shelley S Radical Stages

Author : Dana Van Kooy
ISBN : 9781317055518
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Dana Van Kooy draws critical attention to Percy Bysshe Shelley as a dramatist and argues that his dramas represent a critical paradigm of romanticism in which history is 'staged'. Reading Shelley's dramas as a series of radical stages - historical reenactments and theatrical reproductions - Van Kooy highlights the cultural significance of the drama and the theatre in shaping and contesting constructions of both the sovereign nation and the global empire in the post-Napoleonic era. This book is about the power of performance to challenge and reformulate cultural memories that were locked in historical narratives and in Britain's theatrical repertoire. It examines each of Shelley's dramas as a specific radical stage that reformulates the familiar cultural performances of war, revolution, slavery and domestic tyranny. Shelley's plays invite audiences to step away from these horrors and to imagine their lives as something other than a tragedy or a melodrama where characters are entrapped in cycles of violence or struck blind or silent by fear. Although Shelley's dramas are few in number they engage a larger cultural project of aesthetic and political reform that constituted a groundswell of activism that took place during the Romantic period.
Category: Literary Criticism

Shelley S Poetry

Author : S. Haines
ISBN : 9780230376854
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Shelley's detractors since Hazlitt have noticed a division in the 'self' of his poems. A central reasoning core fears the passions surrounding it and distrusts the language expressing it. A few of his admirers offer an alternative view of the poems as symbolical pointers to a non-linguistic reality transcending passion; most miss the point, justifying their admiration by referring to the poems' systems of thought. This reading of Shelley's major poems and critical prose finds the adverse case more convincing.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Complete Poetry Of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley
ISBN : 9781421411095
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"His name is Percy Bysshe Shelley, and he is the author of a poetical work entitled Alastor, or the Spirit of Solitude." With these words, the radical journalist and poet Leigh Hunt announced his discovery in 1816 of an extraordinary talent within "a new school of poetry rising of late." The third volume of the acclaimed edition of The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley includes Alastor, one of Shelley’s first major works, and all the poems that Shelley completed, for either private circulation or publication, during the turbulent years from 1814 to March 1818: Hymn to Intellectual Beauty, Mont Blanc, Laon and Cythna, as well as shorter pieces, such as his most famous sonnet, Ozymandias. It was during these years that Shelley, already an accomplished and practiced poet with three volumes of published verse, authored two major volumes, earned international recognition, and became part of the circle that was later called the Younger Romantics. As with previous volumes, extensive discussions of the poems’ composition, influences, publication, circulation, reception, and critical history accompany detailed records of textual variants for each work. Among the appendixes are Mary W. Shelley’s 1839 notes on the poems for these years, a table of the forty-two revisions made to Laon and Cythna for its reissue as The Revolt of Islam, and Shelley’s errata list for the same. It is in the works included in this volume that the recognizable and characteristic voice of Shelley emerges—unmistakable, consistent, and vital.
Category: Literary Criticism

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Author : James Bieri
ISBN : 0874138930
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Shelley found a retreat on the Bay of Lerici where, joined by his friends Edward and Jane Williams, he sailed his new boat and confided darkening thoughts to Edward Trelawny. Shelley's love lyrics to Jane, his last inamorata, were written as he composed his final great work, The Triumph of Life, broken off by his untimely drowning, a controversial sailing tragedy that is considered here in detail. Shelley's fascinating posthumous life is narrated in the subsequent intermingled lives of the poet's most intimate associates."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Shelley S Frankenstein

Author : Graham Allen
ISBN : UOM:39015082722946
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is the perfect study guide to Shelley's classic gothic novel, Frankenstein - a key text for introductory literature courses at undergraduate level.
Category: Literary Criticism

Imagination Metaphor And Mythopeiea In Wordsworth Shelley And Keats

Author : Firat Karadas
ISBN : 3631582366
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The book studies metaphor, myth and their imaginative aspects in the poetry of William Wordsworth, Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats. Relying on Kantian, Romantic, Neo-Kantian and modern ideas of imagination, metaphor and myth, the book proposes that imagination is an inherently metaphorizing and mythologizing faculty because the act of perception is an act of giving form to natural phenomena and seeing similitude in dissimilitude, which are basically metaphorical and mythological acts. Studying selected poems, the author explores how in its form-giving activity the imagination of the speaking subject 'mythologizes' and 'metaphorizes' by seeing objects of nature as spiritual, animate or divine beings and thus transforming them into the alien territory of myth. Myth and metaphor are analyzed in these poems mainly in two regards: first, myth and metaphor are handled as inborn aspects of imagination and perception, and the interaction between nature and imagination is presented as the origin of all mythology; second, to show how myth is re-created time and again by poetic imagination, Romantic mythography and re-creation of precursor mythologies are analyzed.
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Mary Shelley Her Life Her Fiction Her Monsters

Author : Anne Kostelanetz Mellor
ISBN : UOM:39015013539468
Genre : Authors, English
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Examines Mary Shelley's life and work including her novels, Frankenstein and The Last Man.
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Shelley The Man And The Poet

Author : Desmond King-Hele
ISBN : UOM:39015005874782
Genre : Poets, English
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Since Shelley's poetry often springs directly from the events of his life, the poems are discussed in chronological order and a thread of biography is woven into the main text.
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Mrs Shelley

Author : Lucy Madox Brown Rossetti
ISBN : CORNELL:31924013548205
Genre : Authors, English
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Shelley S Eye

Author : Benjamin Colbert
ISBN : UOM:39015060854430
Genre : History
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Percy Bysshe Shelley joined the deluge of sightseers that poured onto the Continent after Napoleon's defeat in 1814, and over the next eight years Shelley followed major travelling trends, visiting Switzerland in 1816 and Italy from 1818. Shelley's Eye is the first study to address Shelley's participation in the travel culture of Post-Napoleonic Europe, and the first to consider Shelley as an important travel writer in his own right. This book is informed by original research on a wide range of period travel writings, including Mary Shelley and Shelley's neglected collaboration, History of a Six Weeks' Tour (1817), in which 'Mont Blanc' first appeared. Fully responsive to the culture of travel, Shelley's travel prose and poetry form fascinating conversations with major Romantic travellers like Byron, Wollstonecraft, and Wordsworth, as well as lesser-known but widely read travel writers of the day, including Morris Birkbeck, Charlotte Eaton, and John Chetwode Eustace. In this provocative study, Benjamin Colbert demonstrates how the Grand Tour remains a vital cultural metaphor for Shelley and his contemporaries, under pressure from mass travel and popular culture. Shelley's travel prose and 'visionary' poetry explore motives of perception underlying travel discourse and posit an authentic 'aesthetic vision' that reconfigures social, historical, and political meanings of 'sights' from the perspective of an ideal tourist-observer. Shelley's Eye offers a new perspective on Shelley's intellectual history. It is also a timely and important contribution to recent interdisciplinary scholarship that aims to re-evaluate Romantic idealism in the context of physical, experiential, or material cultural practices.
Category: History

Shelley Peterloo And The Mask Of Anarchy

Author : Harry Buxton Forman
ISBN : NYPL:33433074795943
Genre : Peterloo Massacre, Manchester, England, 1819
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Mary Shelley Frankenstein Or The Modern Prometheus

Author : Maurice Hindle
ISBN : UOM:39015034396062
Genre : Frankenstein (Fictitious character) in literature
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'Frankenstein' tells of the creation by Victor Frankenstein of a man whose terrifying aspect belies his humanity. This book gives a detailed critical commentary on the novel and also puts it in its historical, biographical and lieterary contexts.
Category: Frankenstein (Fictitious character) in literature