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Thomas Chatterton and neglected genius, 1760-1830

Author: Daniel Cook
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Long before Wordsworth etherealized him as 'the marvellous Boy / The sleepless Soul that perished in its pride', Thomas Chatterton was touted as the 'second Shakespeare' by eighteenth-century Shakespeareans, ranked among the leading British poets by prominent literary critics, and likened to the fashionable modern prose stylists Macpherson, Sterne, and Smollett. His pseudo-medieval Rowley poems, in particular,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Thomas Chatterton; Thomas Chatterton; Thomas Chatterton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Cook
ISBN: 9781137332486 1137332484
OCLC Number: 834978673
Description: xv, 259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1 Genius and Scholarship 13 --
A brief history of genius 15 --
Genius and precocity 21 --
Modern ancients 25 --
2 Tyrwhitt's Rowley, or 'what the author wrote' 35 --
Waiting for Warton 39 --
Raising Rowley 43 --
Literary curiosities 45 --
The critical and the curious: Chatterton's first reviewers 55 --
3 Miscellanies and the Moderns 69 --
Verse 75 --
Prose 80 --
The Walpole-Chatterton controversy 88 --
4 The Rowley Controversy 93 --
Antiquarianism and literary history 97 --
Owls mangling a poor dead nightingale 103 --
Beyond antiquarianism 114 --
The philologist's revenge 122 --
5 'Too proud for pity': The Sentimental Reader 129 --
Life and death and art 133 --
The return of the author 146 --
The Life of Thomas Chatterton 154 --
6 'Neglected Genius': The Romantic Canon 160 --
Raising the author 163 --
The monument-edition 175 --
The rise and fall of genius 186.
Responsibility: Daniel Cook, Lecturer in English, University of Dundee, UK.
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