By Dr West Sally
Sally West's well timed research is the 1st book-length exploration of Coleridge's impact on Shelley's poetic improvement. starting with a dialogue of Shelley's perspectives on Coleridge as a guy and as a poet, West argues that there's a direct correlation among Shelley's hope for political and social transformation and how during which he appropriates the language, imagery, and different types of Coleridge, frequently reworking their unique that means via sophisticated readjustments of context and emphasis. whereas she situates her paintings on the subject of contemporary techniques of literary impression, West is targeted much less at the psychology of the poets than at the poetry itself. She explores how components similar to the advance of images and the alternative of poetic shape, usually learnt from past poets, are in detail with regards to poetic function. hence on one point, her publication explores how the second-generation Romantic poets reacted to the ideals and beliefs of the 1st, whereas on one other it addresses the bigger query of ways poets develop into poets, by way of returning the paintings of 1 author to the literary context from which it constructed. Her e-book is vital examining for experts within the Romantic interval and for students drawn to theories of poetic influence.
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Coleridge and Shelley: Textual Engagement (The Nineteenth Century Series) by Dr West Sally