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Milton, the Metaphysicals, and Romanticism

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Lisa Elaine Low, Anthony John Harding, Tilottama Rajan, G. A. Rosso, Elinor Shaffer, Annette Wheeler Cafarelli, Nicola Zoe Trott, Michael Chappell, Beth Lau, Frederick Burwick, John T. Shawcross, Anya Taylor
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  • Date Published: May 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521110693

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  • Both the English Civil War and the French Revolution produced in England an outpouring of literature reflecting intense belief in the arrival of a better world, and new philosophies of the relationship between mind, language and cosmos. Milton, the Metaphysicals, and Romanticism is the first book to explore the significance of the connections between the literature of these two periods. The volume analyses Milton's influence on Romantic writers including Blake, Beckford, Wordsworth, Shelley, Radcliffe and Keats, and examines the relationships between other seventeenth-century poets - Donne, Marvell, Vaughan, Herrick, Cowley, Rochester and Dryden - and Romantic writers. Representing a wide range of theoretical approaches, and including original contributions by leading British, American and Canadian scholars, this is a provocative and challenging assessment of the relationship between two of the richest periods of British literary history.

    • First book to explore the relationship between three key elements in Renaissance and Romantic studies
    • Outstanding collection of original essays by distinguished British, American and Canadian scholars
    • Major addition to Cambridge University Press, already strong list of titles on Milton and other seventeenth-century poets
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521110693
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Milton, the metaphysicals, and romanticism: reading the past, reflecting the present Lisa Elaine Low and Anthony John Harding
    1. The other reading transactional epic in Milton, Blake, and Wordsworth Tilottama Rajan
    2. Newton's pantocrator and Blake's recovery of Miltonic prophecy G. A. Rosso
    3. Milton's hell: William Beckford's place in the graphic and the literary tradition Elinor Shaffer
    4. How theories of Romanticism exclude women Radcliffe, Milton, and the legitimation of the gothic novel Annette Wheeler Cafarelli
    5. Wordsworth, Milton, and the inward light Nicola Zoe Trott
    6. De-fencing the poet: The political dilemma of the poet and the people in Milton's Second Defense and Shelley's Defence of Poetry Michael Chappell
    7. Keats's Marginalia in Paradise Lost Beth Lau
    8. What the mower does to the meadow: action and reflection in Wordsworth and Marvell Frederick Burwick
    9. Kidnapping the poets: the Romantics and Henry Vaughan John T. Shawcross
    10. 'Against the Stream Upwards': Coleridge's Recovery of John Donne Anthony John Harding
    11. Coleridge, Keats, Lamb and seventeenth-century drinking songs Anya Taylor
    12. Marvell, Keats, Wallace Stevens, and the (early) modern meditation poem Lisa Elaine Low.

  • Editors

    Lisa Low, Pace University, New York

    Anthony John Harding, University of Saskatchewan, Canada


    Lisa Elaine Low, Anthony John Harding, Tilottama Rajan, G. A. Rosso, Elinor Shaffer, Annette Wheeler Cafarelli, Nicola Zoe Trott, Michael Chappell, Beth Lau, Frederick Burwick, John T. Shawcross, Anya Taylor

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