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The Orient and the Young Romantics

Author: Andrew Warren
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Cambridge studies in Romanticism, 109.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Through close readings of major poems, this book examines why the second-generation Romantic poets - Byron, Shelley, and Keats - stage so much of their poetry in Eastern or Orientalized settings. It argues that they do so not only to interrogate their own imaginations, but also as a way of criticizing Europe's growing imperialism. For them the Orient is a projection of Europe's own fears and desires. It is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Warren
ISBN: 9781107071902 1107071909 1107419808 9781107419803
OCLC Number: 880541545
Description: vii, 279 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. From solipsism to Orientalism --
1. "The Book of Fate" and "The Vice of the East": Robert Southey's Thalaba the Destroyer (1801) and high romantic Orientalism --
Interchapter I. Montesquieu: nature and the Oriental despot --
2. Byron's lament: Lara (1814) and the specter of Orientalism --
3. The spirit of Oriental solitude: Shelley's Alastor (1816) and Epipsychidion (1821) --
Interchapter II. Rousseau's foreigners --
4. "The great sandy desert of politics": the Orient and solitude in The Revolt of Islam (1818) --
5. 'Unperplexing bliss': the Orient in Keats's Poetics --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Romanticism, 109.
Responsibility: Andrew Warren.

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