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Romantic Shades and Shadows [electronic resource] / Susan J. Wolfson.

Wolfson, Susan J., 1948- (author.). Project Muse. (Added Author).
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Subject: Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Allusions in literature.
English literature > 19th century > History and criticism.
Romanticism > Great Britain.

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  • ISBN: 9781421425559
  • ISBN: 1421425556
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (pages cm)
  • Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Setting the stage: apparitions of writing -- Shades of Will + words + worth: what's in a name? -- Hazlitt's conjurings: first acquaintance & "quaint allusion" -- Shelley's phantoms of the future in 1819 -- Me and my shadows: Byron's Company of ghosts -- Shades of relay: Yeats's latent Keats / Keats's latent Yeats -- After wording: writing of apparitions.
Summary: "Romantic Shades and Shadows is, at heart, a book about literary allusion. Each poem, book, or play that one encounters is imbued with verbal textures, turns of phrase, and ideas and things that summon the specter of older literary bodies. The poetry of Wordsworth and Coleridge, for example, is haunted by the writings of Shakespeare and Milton. In tracing ghostly patterns to find literary and contextual linkages, Susan J. Wolfson explores the shifting boundaries that separate one literary time period from another, and teaches her readers how best to conduct close readings of Romantic texts" -- Provided by publisher.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.

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