The invention of evening : perception and time in Romantic poetry (Book, 2008) []
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The invention of evening : perception and time in Romantic poetry

The invention of evening : perception and time in Romantic poetry

Author: Christopher R Miller
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: Cambridge studies in Romanticism, 66.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Lyric poetry has long been considered an art form of timelessness, but Romantic poets became fascinated by one time above all others: evening, the threshold between day and night. Christopher R. Miller investigates the cultural background of this development. The tradition of evening poetry runs from the idyllic settings of Virgil to the urban twilights of T.S. Eliot, and flourished in the works of Coleridge,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Samuel Taylor Coleridge; William Wordsworth; Percy Bysshe Shelley; John Keats; Samuel Taylor Coleridge; John Keats; Percy Bysshe Shelley; William Wordsworth
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher R Miller
ISBN: 9780521863827 0521863821 9780521123495 0521123496
OCLC Number: 605504639
Notes: Originally published 2006.
Description: ix, 262 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The pre-history of romantic time --
Coleridge's lyric "moment" --
Wordsworth's evening voluntaries --
Shelley's "woven hymns of night and day" --
Keats and the "Luxury of twilight" --
Later inventions.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Romanticism, 66.
Responsibility: Christopher R. Miller.
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In fresh readings of Keats, Shelley, Coleridge and others, Miller shows how evening settings enabled poets to represent the passage of time. This leads to new ways of reading canonical works, and of  Read more...


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