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The Resource Life : organic form and Romanticism, Denise Gigante

Life : organic form and Romanticism, Denise Gigante

Label
Life : organic form and Romanticism
Title
Life
Title remainder
organic form and Romanticism
Statement of responsibility
Denise Gigante
Title variation
Organic form and Romanticism
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What makes something alive? Or, more to the point, what is life? The question is as old as the ages and has not been (and may never be) resolved. Life springs from life, and liveliness motivates matter to act the way it does. Yet vitality in its very unpredictability often appears as a threat. In this intellectually stimulating work. Denise Gigante looks at how major writers of the Romantic period strove to produce living forms of art on an analogy with biological form, often finding themselves face to face with a power known as monstrous." "The poets Christopher Smart, William Blake, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and John Keats were all immersed in a culture obsessed with scientific ideas about vital power and its generation, and they broke with poetic convention in imagining new forms of "life." In Life: Organic Form and Romanticism, Gigante offers a way to read ostensibly difficult poetry and reflects on the natural-philosophical idea of organic form and the discipline of literary studies."--Book jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gigante, Denise
Dewey number
821/.709
Index
index present
LC call number
PR575.L54
LC item number
G54 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • English poetry
  • Life in literature
  • Life sciences in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Literature and science
  • Romanticism
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • English poetry
  • Life in literature
  • Life sciences in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Romanticism
  • Great Britain
Label
Life : organic form and Romanticism, Denise Gigante
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-286) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Smart's powers : Jubilate agno -- Blake's living form : Jerusalem -- Shelley's vitalist "Witch" -- Keats's principle of monstrosity : Lamia
Control code
808346522
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 302 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300155587
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt111cv2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808346522
Label
Life : organic form and Romanticism, Denise Gigante
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-286) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Smart's powers : Jubilate agno -- Blake's living form : Jerusalem -- Shelley's vitalist "Witch" -- Keats's principle of monstrosity : Lamia
Control code
808346522
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 302 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300155587
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt111cv2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808346522

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