The Reception of P. B. Shelley in Europe

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Susanne Schmid, Michael Rossington
Bloomsbury Publishing, Oct 21, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 460 pages
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The widespread and culturally significant impact of Percy Bysshe Shelley's writings in Europe constitutes a particularly interesting case for a reception study because of the variety of responses they evoked. If radical readers cherished the 'red' Shelley, others favoured the lyrical poet, whose work was, like Byron's, anthologized and set to music. His major dramatic works, The Cenci and Prometheus Unbound, inspired numerous fin-de-siècle and expressionist dramatists and producers from Paris to Moscow. Shelley was read by, and influenced, the novelist Stendhal, the political theorist Engels, the Spanish symbolist Jiménez, and the Russian modernist poet Akhmatova. This exciting collection of essays by an international team of leading scholars considers translations, critical and biographical reviews, fictionalizations of his life, and other creative responses. It probes into transnational cross-currents to demonstrate the depth of Shelley's impact on European culture since his death in 1822. It will be an indispensable research resource for academics, critics, and writers with interests in Romanticism and its legacies.
 

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Contents

Series Editors Preface
xi
Acknowledgements
xvii
List of Contributors
xix
Abbreviations
xxv
European Reception of Percy Bysshe Shelley
xxvii
Introduction
1
1 The History of Shelley Editions in English
9
2 Shelley fabriqué en France
26
Shelley in Germany
146
Would They Be Seeking Him if He Had Not Been Found?
156
Shelley in the Low Countries
169
Shelley in Czech Culture
186
13 Shelley in Poland
200
Shelley in Hungarian Culture
219
The Reception of Shelley in Russia
229
16 Shelleys Heart of Hearts in Bulgaria
247

from 1822 to 1922
49
from 1922 to the Present
74
5 The Reception of Shelley in Spain
97
6 Shelley Catalonia and the Spanish Civil War
111
A Poet for Academics
121
Shelley in Romanian Culture
127
Shelley in Greece
258
Shelleys Poetry and the Musical Imagination
278
Bibliography
302
Index
365
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Susanne Schmid has taught at the universities FU Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Princeton, Paderborn, Salford and Regensburg. She is the author of Shelley's German Afterlives 1814 - 2000 (Palgrave, 2007).

Michael Rossington is Senior Lecturer in Romantic Literature in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University, UK. He is one of the editors of The Poems of Shelley, Vol. 3 (Longman, 2009).

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