Cambridge Studies in Romanticism Series Number 66: The Invention of Evening: Perception and Time in Romantic Poetry

Taal: Engels
Cambridge Studies in Romanticism
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780521123495
  • Druk: 1
  • november 2009
  • 280 pagina's
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Lyric poetry has long been considered an art form of timelessness, but Romantic poets became fascinated by one time above all others: evening, the threshold between day and night. Christopher R. Miller investigates the cultural background of this development. The tradition of evening poetry runs from the idyllic settings of Virgil to the urban twilights of T. S. Eliot, and flourished in the works of Coleridge, Wordsworth, Shelley and Keats. In fresh readings of familiar Romantic poems, Miller shows how evening settings enabled poets to represent the passage of time and to associate it with subtle movements of thought and perception. This leads to new ways of reading canonical works, and of thinking about the kinds of themes the lyric can express.

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'One of the most striking things about this engaging and scholarly book is the way that it draws to the reader's attention just how many major poems of the late 18th and early 19th century (and beyond) are indeed set in or focused around the crepuscular time of the evening.' The Times Higher Education Supplement 'Miller's study is highly welcome ... it should be given to students as a model for intense and theory-informed concentration on what is really worth reading ...' Anglia Newspaper for English Philology The author illustrates his discussion with detailed references to the work of Virgil, Milton, Finch, Collins, Gray, Cowper, Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, Eliot, and Stevens. This is an extensive list, but Miller's exclusive appeal to poetic considerations of evening results in a focused study with even broader implications; he manages to extend and revise the idea of lyric and offer new opportunities for understanding inheritances and exchanges between canonical and less-known poems. Miller carefully contextualizes his discussion and offers a network of refreshing close readings that highlight questions of form, genre, literary tradition, and aesthetic ambition over the political, social, and intellectual concerns of recent new historicist studies. This book is a welcome contribution to the crowded critical landscape of Romantic period studies. -J. A. Saklofske, Acadia University It is an impressive and versatile book, with good things to say about all its poets, and perhaps especially attentive to the multiplicity of voices in Coleridge...It is a celebratory book, and part of its literary pleasure gets into its own style; it enjoys here and there a Stevensish flamboyance. -Seamus Perry, Balliol College Oxford, The Review of English Studies

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2009-11-19
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280 pagina's
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The Invention of Evening: Perception and Time in Romantic Poetry

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2009-11-19
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Series Number 66: The Invention of Evening: Perception and Time in Romantic Poetry
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