By William Golding, Harold Bloom
A set of severe essays concerning the works of the English Romantic author.
By Eric Klingelhofer
By Andrew Taylor
1934, London. Into the decaying cul-de-sac of Bleeding middle sq. steps aristocratic Lydia Langstone fleeing an abusive marriage. even though, unknown to Lydia, a dismal secret haunts Bleeding center sq.. What occurred to overlook Penhow, the middle-aged spinster who owns the home and who vanished 4 years past? Why is a seedy plain-clothes policeman obsessively observing the sq.? what's making suffering journalist Rory Wentwood so desirous to touch pass over Penhow? And why are parcels of rotting hearts being despatched to Joseph Serridge, the final individual to work out pass over Penhow alive?
By Roger Sales (auth.)
This publication situates John Clare's lengthy, prolific yet usually badly ignored literary existence in the wider cultural histories of the Regency and previous Victorian sessions. the 1st part considers the development of the Regency peasant-poet and the way Clare played this position on levels akin to the London journal. It additionally appears to be like on the means within which it went out of style as Regency mentalities have been changed via early Victorian ones. the second one part recreates asylum tradition and locations Clare's performances as Regency boxers and Lord Byron inside this bleak new world.
By Ian Hamilton Finlay
By Marsha Keith Schuchard
Written through a number one William Blake student, this is often an fascinating and debatable heritage of the poet and artist, which finds an international of waking visions, magical practices, sexual-spiritual experimentation, tantric intercourse and unfastened love.
By Vincent Sherry
The good struggle of 1914-1918 marked a turning element in glossy historical past and tradition. This significant other bargains serious overviews of the foremost literary genres and social contexts that outline the learn of the literatures produced by way of global battle I. It examines the war's effect on quite a few nationwide literatures ahead of addressing the way in which the struggle affected Modernism, the eu avant-garde, movie, women's writing, memoirs, and, in fact, the warfare poets. the quantity concludes through addressing the legacy of the conflict for twentieth-century literature.
By Merryn Williams (auth.)
By Byron, George Gordon Byron; Cochran, Peter; Byron, George Gordon Byron
'Romanticism and Byron' is a e-book in components. within the first half, Dr. Cochran examines 'Romanticism' and exhibits that it's a observe which means whatever, and as a result not anything. it really is a tutorial build created by way of teachers, and has no foundation within the writings of the early 19th century. Its persevered use, argues Dr. Cochran, is a latest advertising phenomenon completely. within the moment half, Dr. Cochran examines the lifestyles and paintings of Byron within the non-'romantic' context of his contemporaries. He indicates how Byron's antithetical nature created difficulties while he was once compelled into compromising events with associates who have been on the subject of elements of his brain, but irreconcilable with each other. This 'mobility', argues Cochran, was once usually a humiliation for Byron's social lifestyles, yet of significant gain to his creativity. This a part of the ebook gains chapters on Shelley, Scott, Blake, Keats, Coleridge and Wordsworth, and is impressive for the quantity of unique archive documentation with which Cochran illustrates his topic
By Marjorie Wheeler-Barclay
Marjorie Wheeler-Barclay argues that, even supposing the lifestyles and importance of the technological know-how of faith has been slightly seen to trendy students of the Victorian interval, it used to be a subject matter of energetic and wide debate between nineteenth-century readers and audiences. She exhibits how an past iteration of students in Victorian Britain tried to reach at a dispassionate figuring out of the mental and social meanings of non secular ideals and practices―a subject no longer with no modern resonance in a time whilst such a lot of humans suppose either empowered and threatened by means of spiritual passion―and offers the type of heritage she feels has been neglected.
Wheeler-Barclay examines the lives and paintings of six students: Friedrich Max Müller, Edward B. Tylor, Andrew Lang, William Robertson Smith, James G. Frazer, and Jane Ellen Harrison. She illuminates their makes an attempt to create a scholarly, non-apologetic examine of faith and religions that drew upon a number of assorted disciplines, together with anthropology, sociology, the classics, and Oriental stories, and relied upon contributions from these open air in addition to in the universities. This highbrow enterprise―variously referred to as comparative faith, the background of religions, or the technology of religion―was essentially occupied with non-Christian religions. but in Wheeler-Barclay’s learn of the heritage of this box in the wide contexts of Victorian cultural, highbrow, social, and political historical past, she lines the hyperlinks among the emergence of the technological know-how of faith to debates approximately Christianity and to the background of British imperialism, the latter of which made attainable the gathering of loads of the ethnographic information on which the students relied and which legitimized exploration and conquest. faraway from selling an anti-religious or materialistic time table, the technology of faith spread out cultural area for an exploration of faith that used to be now not constricted through the phrases of latest conflicts over Darwin and the Bible and that made it attainable to imagine in new and extra versatile methods in regards to the very definition of religion.