Cambridge Studies in Romanticism: Lyric and Labour in the Romantic Tradition Series Number 30 (Hardback)
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Cambridge Studies in Romanticism: Lyric and Labour in the Romantic Tradition Series Number 30 (Hardback)

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Hardback 294 Pages / Published: 06/08/1998
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Lyric and Labour in the Romantic Tradition, first published in 1998, examines the legacy of Romantic poetics in the poetry produced in political movements during the nineteenth century. It argues that a communitarian tradition of poetry extending from the 1790s to the 1890s learned from and incorporated elements of Romantic lyricism, and produced an ongoing and self-conscious tradition of radical poetics. Showing how romantic lyricism arose as an engagement between the forces of reason and custom, Anne Janowitz examines the ways in which this Romantic dialectic infected the writings of political poets from Thomas Spence to William Morris. The book includes new readings of familiar Romantic poets including Wordsworth and Shelley, and investigates the range of poetic genres in the 1790s. In the case studies which follow, it examines relatively unknown Chartist and Republican poets such as Ernest Jones and W. J. Linton, showing their affiliation to the Romantic tradition, and making the case for the persistence of Romantic problematics in radical political culture.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521572590
Number of pages: 294
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This is an important, groundbreaking study in its reconceptualisation of Romantic poetics and in the long overdue critical and historical attention it pays to a fertile corpus of poetry published in radical newspapers and periodicals from the 1830s to the 1890s ... this is a paradigm-breaking study that rewrites traditional accounts of Romantic poetics and also re-maps the literary-poetic landscape of the nineteenth century.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
"...a worthy addition to the Cambridge series....all readers at the upper-division undergraduate level and above will benefit from Janowitz's discussions of noncanonical Romantic poets." Choice
"Janowitz's welcome and impressive study carefully explores the tension between individualism and communitarianism in a wide range of Romantic and Victorian poetry, opening with Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads and closing with William Morris's The Pilgrims of Hope." Nineteenth-Century Literature
"This is a rich book, a mine of information and a model of sensitive historical recovery, and it joins the other revisions of our understanding of radical politics in Britain that have given the once disenfranchised and disinherited a lasting claim oun our understanding." Albion
"...Far more than just another excursus on proletarian poetry." Linda Dowling Studies in English Literature

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