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Majestic indolence : English romantic poetry and the work of art, Willard Spiegelman

Label
Majestic indolence : English romantic poetry and the work of art
Title
Majestic indolence
Title remainder
English romantic poetry and the work of art
Statement of responsibility
Willard Spiegelman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Majestic Indolence examines the theme of indolence - in both its positive and negative forms - as it appears in the work of four canonical Romantic poets. Wordsworth's "wise passiveness," Coleridge's "dejection" and numbing torpor, Shelley's experiments with pastoral dolce far niente, and Keats's figures of "delicious diligent indolence" are treated as individual manifestations of a common theme. Spiegelman pursues the trope of indolence to its origins in the economic, medical, philosophical, psychological, religious, and literary discourses from the middle ages to the late eighteenth century. Offering an alternative to recent politically and ideologically motivated literary theory, Spiegelman looks closely at how the poems work. He argues for renewed appreciation of poetic style, literary formalism, and aesthetics as the best gauge to the Romantic treatment of nature and the sublime. The book concludes by examining the transformation of English Romanticism at the hands of two American heirs, Walt Whitman and Robert Frost
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spiegelman, Willard
Index
index present
LC call number
PR590
LC item number
.S66 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • Art and literature
  • Aesthetics, British
  • Romanticism
Label
Majestic indolence : English romantic poetry and the work of art, Willard Spiegelman
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0603/94033158-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-212) and index
Contents
  • "Majestic indolence" : the progress of a trope
  • Wordsworth at work and play
  • Coleridge and Dejection
  • Keats's figures of indolence
  • States of possession : Shelley's versions of pastoral
  • Our American cousins
  • Appendix A : Shelley's last lyrics
  • Appendix B : the text of Coleridge's "Dejection : an ode"
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 221 p.
Isbn
9780195093568
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94033158
System control number
  • 1145625-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1145625
  • (Sirsi) o30976728
  • (OCoLC)30976728
Label
Majestic indolence : English romantic poetry and the work of art, Willard Spiegelman
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0603/94033158-d.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-212) and index
Contents
  • "Majestic indolence" : the progress of a trope
  • Wordsworth at work and play
  • Coleridge and Dejection
  • Keats's figures of indolence
  • States of possession : Shelley's versions of pastoral
  • Our American cousins
  • Appendix A : Shelley's last lyrics
  • Appendix B : the text of Coleridge's "Dejection : an ode"
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 221 p.
Isbn
9780195093568
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94033158
System control number
  • 1145625-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1145625
  • (Sirsi) o30976728
  • (OCoLC)30976728

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