Coleridge and Shelley: Textual Engagement (Nineteenth by Sally West

By Sally West

Sally West's well timed examine is the 1st book-length exploration of Coleridge's impression on Shelley's poetic improvement. starting with a dialogue of Shelley's perspectives on Coleridge as a guy and as a poet, West argues that there's a direct correlation among Shelley's wish for political and social transformation and how within which he appropriates the language, imagery, and different types of Coleridge, frequently remodeling their unique which means via refined readjustments of context and emphasis. whereas she situates her paintings in terms of fresh innovations of literary impression, West is targeted much less at the psychology of the poets than at the poetry itself. She explores how components akin to the improvement of images and the alternative of poetic shape, usually learnt from prior poets, are in detail concerning poetic objective. hence on one point, her ebook explores how the second-generation Romantic poets reacted to the ideals and beliefs of the 1st, whereas on one other it addresses the bigger query of the way poets turn into poets, by means of returning the paintings of 1 author to the literary context from which it constructed. Her e-book is vital examining for experts within the Romantic interval and for students drawn to theories of poetic influence.

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