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Percy Bysshe Shelley By Michael O'Neill

Percy Bysshe Shelley by Michael O'Neill

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In 'Percy Bysshe Shelly: A Literary Life' , Michael O'Neill gives a knowledgeable and balanced account of Shelley's literary career from his earliest published work to his last unfinished masterpiece, The Triumph of Life . For Shelley, a poet was the 'combined product' of 'internal powers' and 'external influences' (Preface to Prometheus Unbound );

Percy Bysshe Shelley Summary

Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Literary Life by Michael O'Neill

In 'Percy Bysshe Shelly: A Literary Life' , Michael O'Neill gives a knowledgeable and balanced account of Shelley's literary career from his earliest published work to his last unfinished masterpiece, The Triumph of Life . The book draws on recent research about the poet and his age, but its sense of the ways in which texts and contexts interact is sharply independent. Issues discussed include Shelley's social background, his radical politics and his complex response to Enlightenment rationalism. O'Neill stresses Shelley's often disappointed search for an audience, connecting it with the growing sophistication of his poetry and poetics. For Shelley, a poet was the 'combined product' of 'internal powers' and 'external influences' (Preface to Prometheus Unbound ); this book explores how such a combination manifests itself in his own writings.

About Michael O'Neill

MICHAEL O'NEILL lectures in English at the University of Durham. He is the author of The Human Mind's Imaginings: Conflict and Archievement in Shelley's Poetry and The Stripped Bed (forthcoming), a collection of poems. He is an editor of Poetry Durham.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Note on Texts and Abbreviations Introduction: 'Internal Powers' and 'External Influences' 1810-1816: 'Breathing Hatred to Government & Religion' 1816-1818: 'Truth's Deathless Voice' 1818-1819: 'Beyond the Present and Tangible Object' 1819-1820: 'The Torrent of My Indignation' 1820-1822: 'Where the Eternal are' Notes Further Reading Index

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GOR002400029
9780333447055
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Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Literary Life by Michael O'Neill
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
1989-10-24
176
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