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The Resource Madness and the Romantic poet : a critical history, James Whitehead

Madness and the Romantic poet : a critical history, James Whitehead

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Madness and the Romantic poet : a critical history
Title
Madness and the Romantic poet
Title remainder
a critical history
Statement of responsibility
James Whitehead
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Madness and the Romantic Poet examines the longstanding and enduringly popular idea that poetry is connected to madness and mental illness. The idea goes back to classical antiquity, but it was given new life at the turn of the nineteenth century. The book offers a new and much more complete history of its development than has previously been attempted, alongside important associated ideas about individual genius, creativity, the emotions, rationality, and the mind in extreme states or disorder--ideas that have been pervasive in modern popular culture. More specifically, the book tells the story of the initial growth and wider dissemination of the idea of the 'Romantic mad poet' in the nineteenth century, how (and why) this idea became so popular, and how it interacted with the very different fortunes in reception and reputation of Romantic poets, their poetry, and attacks on or defences of Romanticism as a cultural trend generally--again leaving a popular legacy that endured into the twentieth century. Material covered includes nineteenth-century journalism, early literary criticism, biography, medical and psychiatric literature, and poetry. A wide range of scientific (and pseudoscientific) thinkers are discussed alongside major Romantic authors, including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Hazlitt, Lamb, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Keats, Byron, and John Clare. Using this array of sources and figures, the book asks: was the Romantic mad genius just a sentimental stereotype or a romantic myth? Or does its long popularity tell us something about Romanticism and the role it has played, or has been given, in modern culture?"--
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Whitehead, James
Dewey number
810/820
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR585.P85
LC item number
W45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Romanticism
  • Literature and mental illness
  • English poetry
  • Great Britain
  • English poetry
  • English poetry
  • English poetry
  • Intellectual life
  • Literature and mental illness
  • Romanticism
  • Great Britain
  • Englisch
  • Literatur
  • Romantik
  • Wahnsinn
Label
Madness and the Romantic poet : a critical history, James Whitehead
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-292) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
970607344
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 304 pages
Isbn
9780198733706
Lccn
2016962477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)970607344
Label
Madness and the Romantic poet : a critical history, James Whitehead
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
970607344
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 304 pages
Isbn
9780198733706
Lccn
2016962477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)970607344

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