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Poetry and politics in the Cockney School : Keats, Shelley, Hunt, and their circle

Author: Jeffrey N Cox
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge studies in Romanticism, 31.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jeffrey N. Cox refines our conception of "second-generation" romanticism by placing it within the circle of writers around Leigh Hunt that came to be known as the Cockney School. Offering a theory of the group as a key site for cultural production, Cox challenges the traditional image of the romantic poet as an isolated figure by recreating the social nature of the work of Shelley, Keats, Hunt, Hazlitt, Byron, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Percy Bysshe Shelley; Leigh Hunt; John Keats; Leigh Hunt; John Keats; John Keats; Percy Bysshe Shelley; Percy Bysshe Shelley; James Henry Leigh Hunt; Leigh James-Henry-Leigh Hunt; Percy Bysshe Shelley; Leigh Hunt; John Keats; Percy Bysse Shelley; James Henry Leigh Hunt; John Keats; Leigh Hunt; John Keats; Percy Bysshe Shelley
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey N Cox
ISBN: 0521631009 9780521631006
OCLC Number: 38430401
Description: xviii, 278 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Cockney School attacks: or, the antiromantic ideology --
ch. 2. Hunt era --
ch. 3. John Keats, coterie poet --
ch. 4. Staging hope: genre, myth, and ideology in the dramas of the Hunt circle --
ch. 5. Cockney classicism: history with footnotes --
ch. 6. Final reckonings: Keats and Shelley on the wealth of the imagination.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Romanticism, 31.
Responsibility: Jeffrey N. Cox.
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