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Phillis Wheatley and the Romantics

Author: John C Shields
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©2010.
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"This book very conclusively debunks the over two-hundred-year-old conventional wisdom that Wheatley owes her poetic sensibilities to Alexander Pope. ... It will help rejuvenate the study of Wheatley and will be an exciting contribution to scholarly discourse on Wheatley's poetry."--Cedrick May, author of Evangelism and Resistance in the Black Atlantic, 1760-1835. Phillis Wheatley was the first African American to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Shields, John C., 1944-
Phillis Wheatley and the Romantics.
Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009039644
(OCoLC)439907073
Named Person: Phillis Wheatley; Phillis Wheatley; Phillis Wheatley
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John C Shields
ISBN: 9781572337121 1572337125
OCLC Number: 699513593
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 140 pages)
Contents: Before Wheatley: the imagination from Plato to Bruno --
Before Wheatley: the imagination from Bruno to William Billings --
Wheatley's "long poem" and subsequent considerations --
After Wheatley: in England, France, and Germany, excluding Kant --
Kant and Wheatley --
Wheatley and Coleridge --
Concluding remarks: is Wheatley the progenetrix of Romanticism? --
Postscript: what remains to be done.
Responsibility: John C. Shields.

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"This book very conclusively debunks the over two-hundred-year-old conventional wisdom that Wheatley owes her poetic sensibilities to Alexander Pope. ... It will help rejuvenate the study of Wheatley and will be an exciting contribution to scholarly discourse on Wheatley's poetry."--Cedrick May, author of Evangelism and Resistance in the Black Atlantic, 1760-1835. Phillis Wheatley was the first African American to publish a book. Born in Gambia in 1753, she came to America aboard a slave ship, the Phillis. From an early age, Wheatley exhibited a profound gift for verse, publishing her first.

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