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Romanticism and Popular Magic: Poetry and Cultures of the Occult in the 1790s - Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print (Hardback)
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Romanticism and Popular Magic: Poetry and Cultures of the Occult in the 1790s - Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print (Hardback)

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Hardback 303 Pages / Published: 06/02/2019
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This book explores how Romanticism was shaped by practices of popular magic. It seeks to identify the place of occult activity and culture - in the form of curses, spells, future-telling, charms and protective talismans - in everyday life, together with the ways in which such practice figures, and is refigured, in literary and political discourse at a time of revolutionary upheaval. What emerges is a new perspective on literature's material contexts in the 1790s - from the rhetorical, linguistic and visual jugglery of the revolution controversy, to John Thelwall's occult turn during a period of autobiographical self-reinvention at the end of the decade. From Wordsworth's deployment of popular magic as a socially and politically emancipatory agent in Lyrical Ballads, to Coleridge's anxious engagement with superstition as a despotic system of `mental enslavement', and Robert Southey's wrestling with an (increasingly alluring) conservatism he associated with a reliance on ultimately incarcerating systems of superstition.

Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
ISBN: 9783030048099
Number of pages: 303
Weight: 539 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2019

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