English Romantic Poets: Modern Essays in Criticism by M. H. Abrams

By M. H. Abrams

This hugely acclaimed quantity includes thirty essays by means of such prime literary critics as A.O. Lovejoy, Lionel Trilling, C.S. Lewis, F.R. Leavis, Northrop Frye, Harold Bloom, Geoffrey Hartman, Jonathan Wordsworth, and Jack Stillinger. overlaying the key poems by means of all of the very important Romantic poets, the individuals current many major views in smooth criticism--old and new, discursive and explicative, mimetic and rhetorical, literal and legendary, archetypal and phenomenological, seasoned and con.

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33. Essms, 1,31. There is a certain irooy in the fact that the sort of naturalism here expressed by Montaigne was to be the basis of a Shakespeare-revival in the eighteenth century. For Shakespeare's own extreme antipathy to the passage is shown by the fact that he wrote two replies to it—a humorous one in The Tempest, a serious and profound one in The Winter's Tale. 34. This is not rhetorical exaggeration; more than sixty different senses or applications of the notion of 'nature' can be clearly distinguished.

It is as if these harbingers of another era had felt but had not felt strongly enough to work upon the objects of their feelings a pattern of meaning which would speak for itself—and which wou'd hence endure as a poetic monument. 8 Coleridge owed his first poetic inspiration to Bowles (the "father" of English romantic poetry) and continued to express unlimited admiration for him as late as 1796. That is, they shared the same sensibility—as for that matter did Wordsworth and Southey, who too were deeply impressed by the sonnets of Bowles.

XIII, 222. 17. Cf. George Boas in Journal of Aesthetics, I (1941), 52-65. 18. The Drift of Romanticism (1913), xui, 11,47. 19. Marie Joachimi, Die Weltanschauung der Romantik (1905), 52. ao. Julius Bab, Fortinbras, oder der Kampf des 19. Jahrhunderts mtt dem Geiste der Romantik. 21. G. Chatterton-Hill, Contemporary Rev. (1942), 720. 22. Journal of the History of Ideas, II (1941), 279 ff. 23. Le mal romantique, 1908, vii. 24. Cf. R. , 2-6. 25. Wernaer, Romanticism and the Romantic School in Germany, p.

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