Michael O'Neill's The All-Sustaining Air: Romantic Legacies and Renewals in PDF

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By Michael O'Neill

ISBN-10: 0199299285

ISBN-13: 9780199299287

ISBN-10: 0199653054

ISBN-13: 9780199653058

Drawn from Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, the name of this booklet indicates the cultural and literary patience of the Romantic within the paintings of many British, American, and Irish poets due to the fact 1900. bearing in mind and celebrating the a number of, even fractured nature of Romantic legacies, Michael O'Neill specializes in the inventive effect of Romantic poetry on 20th- and twenty-first century poetry. person chapters include quite a few authors and texts, and span assorted cultures; the goal isn't the forlorn desire of completeness, however the desire to open up probabilities and intersections, and there's a robust feel all through of poetry serving as a refined and profound type of literary feedback.

A wide-ranging advent analyses the patience of the Romantic in poets equivalent to Ted Hughes, Wilfred Owen, Robert Frost, Denise Levertov, Robert Lowell, and others, and units the scene for next discussions. bankruptcy 1 dwells on pictures of 'air', utilizing those to appreciate the efforts of a couple of twentieth-century poets to 'sustain' Romanticism, or varieties of it. Chapters 2 and three specialize in Yeats and Eliot, respectively, the latter it seems that shunning the Romantic, the previous seeming to include it, yet either responding with subtlety and individuality to the Romantic bequest. bankruptcy four argues that Wallace Stevens's 'Esthetique du Mal' may be learn as a piece that illuminates the writings of the key Romantics, in particular approximately evil and anguish. bankruptcy five discusses the paintings of W. H. Auden and Stephen Spender, exploring the complicated reaction of either poets to the Romantic, Auden complex in his post-Romantic attitudes, Spender bold in his makes an attempt to resume a Romantic lyricism in a post-Romantic age. bankruptcy 6 returns to a broader sweep because it investigates the reaction of a variety of modern poets from Northern eire, together with Heaney, Kavanagh, Mahon, and Carson, to Romantic poetry. bankruptcy 7 sustains the Irish connection, discussing Paul Muldoon's dealings with Byron and different Romantics, specifically in Madoc. And bankruptcy eight specializes in Geoffrey's Hill's stressful and tensed family members with Romantic poetry, and on Roy Fisher's feel of being a 'gutted Romantic', with a view to illustrate different methods of being post-Romantic in modern culture.

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