Georgic Modernity and British Romanticism: Poetry and the Mediation of History - Cambridge Studies in Romanticism (Paperback)Kevis Goodman (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 382 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 14 mm
'Highly recommended.' Choice
"It would be difficult, to my mind, to exaggerate the importance of this argument and the book it concludes. By tracing the history of georgic under-presence in eighteenth-century poetry, Georgic Modernity and British Romanticism resituates history within literature and finally builds a compelling case for the re-legitimation of Romantic temporality. Kevis Goodman outlines here a genuine history that can live in poetry, and she does so without either denying the value of ideological critique or compromising on the painfulness of historical experience. This work delivers an important qualification to historicism, one that should unsettle some of the assumptions that guide contemporary criticism." The Wordsworth Circle
"...highly original and consistently daring speculation. Highly Recommended." Choice
"Kevis Goodman has written a compelling book that should cause us to re-think how we go about the work of Romantic historicism as well as how we might begin to conceive of our very sense of history as an object of criticism, knowledge, or feeling. Her book is praiseworthy because its reading of history in poems cannot be reduced to certain ideology critiques, nor does it completely refuse them." Romanticism on the NetThomas Stuby, University of Washington
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