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Jerome Mcgann
BYRON AND THE POETICS OF ADVERSITY
(Cambridge UP, 2023) xi + 214 pp.
Reviewed by Jonathan Sachs on 2024-02-09
Romantic Poetry
Jerome McGann is perhaps best known for his pithy and polemical argument about the "Romantic Ideology," the tendency of Romantic poets to believe that their writing could transcend the material circumstances that produced it and the tendency of Romantic scholars to accept uncritically this self-representation by Romantic poets.
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Caleb Smith
THOREAU'S AXE: DISTRACTION AND DISCIPLINE IN AMERICAN CULTURE
(Princeton, 2023) ix + 240 pp
Reviewed by on 2023-12-01
American Culture
Inundated with an almost endless stream of new media, many of us may now feel almost overwhelmingly distracted by what we see on our various screens, from television to laptops and smartphones.
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Jonathan Bate
BRIGHT STAR, GREEN LIGHT: THE BEAUTIFUL WORKS AND DAMNED LIVES OF JOHN KEATS AND F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
(Yale, 2021) xiv + 415 pp.
Reviewed by Michael Theune on 2023-08-04
Romantic Poetry
This is a deeply strange book.
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Cian Duffy
BRITISH ROMANTICISM AND DENMARK
(Edinburgh, 2022) 246 pp.
Reviewed by Marie-Louise Svane on 2023-05-22
International Romanticism
In recent academic publications on European cultural history, questions about nation building, nationalism, and national identity have played a prominent part.
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Maureen McCue and Sophie Thomas, eds.
THE EDINBURGH COMPANION TO ROMANTICISM AND THE ARTS
(Edinburgh, 2023) xx + 548 pp.
Reviewed by William Galperin on 2023-05-19
Romantic Art
A key question posed by this collection springs from its title.
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Susan J. Wolfson
A GREETING OF THE SPIRIT: SELECTED POETRY OF JOHN KEATS WITH COMMENTARIES
(Belknap / Harvard, 2022) xv + 457 pp.
Reviewed by Robert S. White on 2023-04-22
Romantic Poetry
This handsomely produced and very hefty volume is destined to become required reading for all Keats lovers, students, and scholars.
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