English romantic irony

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Harvard University Press, 1980 - Literary Criticism - 219 pages
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Anne Mellor here offers the conceptual framework for a better understanding of the Romantic writers. Her penetrating study yields new interpretations of Byron, Keats, Carlyle, and Coleridge. The Romantics have been seen as expressing a secularized version of a divinely ordered universe. Mellor emphasizes another strain in Romanicism, one linked to the philosophical skepticism and social turbulence of the age: a conception of the universe as random motion, as a fertile chaos that always throws up new forms.

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Contents

The Paradigm of Romantic Irony
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Half Dust Half Deity
31
Keats and the Vale of SoulMaking
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Anne K. Mellor, a professor of English at the University of California at Los Angeles, is the author of "Mary Shelley: Her Life, Her Fiction, Her Monsters,

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