Shelley and the revolutionary sublime

Duffy, Cian (2005) Shelley and the revolutionary sublime. Cambridge University Press.

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A major new study of Percy Shelley's intellectual life and poetic career, Shelley and the Revolutionary Sublime identifies Shelley's fascination with sublime natural phenomena as a key element in his understanding of the way ideas like 'nature' and 'imagination' informed the social and political structures of the Romantic period. Offering a genuinely fresh set of perspectives on Shelley's texts and contexts, Cian Duffy argues that Shelley's engagement with the British and French discourse on the sublime had a profound influence on his writing about political change in that age of revolutionary crisis. Examining Shelley's extensive use of sublime imagery and metaphor, Duffy offers not only a substantial reassessment of Shelley's work but also a significant re-appraisal of the role of the sublime in the cultural history of Britain during the Romantic period.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: 821 English poetry
Members: St Mary's University
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2013 01:15
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 12:50

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