Life: Organic Form and Romanticism

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Yale University Press, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 302 pages
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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.
 

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The question "What is life?" was a major obsession shared by the British romantic poets, writing from 1760 through 1830, and the scientists of that era. In this carefully researched study, Gigante ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Smarts Powers Jubilate Agno
49
Blakes Living Form Jerusalem
106
Color illustrations
114
Shelleys Vitalist Witch
155
Keatss Principle of Monstrosity Lamia
208
Notes
247
Index
287
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