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Shelley : the divided self

By: Haines, S.

0333597079 / 9780333597071
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Shelley's detractors since Hazlitt have noticed a division in the 'self' of his poems.

A central reasoning core fears the passions surrounding it and distrusts the language expressing it.

A few of his admirers offer an alternative view of the poems as symbolical pointers to a non-linguistic reality transcending passion; most miss the point, justifying their admiration by referring to the poems' systems of thought.

This reading of Shelley's major poems and critical prose finds the adverse case more convincing.


2AB English, DCF Poetry by individual poets, DSBF Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 , DSC Literary studies: poetry & poets

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