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Reading public romanticism, Paul Magnuson

Label
Reading public romanticism
Title
Reading public romanticism
Statement of responsibility
Paul Magnuson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Reading Public Romanticism is a significant new example of the linking of esthetics and historical criticism. Here Paul Magnuson locates Romantic poetry within a public discourse that combines politics and esthetics, nationalism and domesticity, sexuality and morality, law and legitimacy. Building on his well-regarded previous work, Magnuson practices a methodology of close historical reading by identifying precise versions of poems, reading their rhetoric of allusion and quotation in the contexts of their original publication, and describing their public genres, such as the letter. He studies the author's public signature or motto, the forms and significance of address used in poems, and the resonances of poetic language and tropes in the public debates. According to Magnuson, "reading locations" means reading the writing that surrounds a poem, the "paratext" or "frame" of the esthetic boundary. In their particular locations in the public discourse, romantic poems are illocutionary speech acts that take a stand on public issues and legitimate their authors both as public characters and as writers. He traces the public significance of canonical poems commonly considered as lyrics with little explicit social or political commentary, including Wordsworth's "Immortality Ode"; Coleridge's "This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison," "Frost at Midnight," and "The Ancient Mariner"; and Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn." He also positions Byron's Dedication to Don Juan in the debates over Southey's laureateship and claims for poetic authority and legitimacy
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Magnuson, Paul
Dewey number
821/.709145
Index
index present
LC call number
PR590
LC item number
.M22 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • Literature and society
  • Authors and readers
  • English poetry
  • Public opinion
  • Public opinion
  • Literary form
  • Literary form
  • Public opinion in literature
  • Romanticism
  • Speech acts (Linguistics)
  • Literary form
Label
Reading public romanticism, Paul Magnuson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The corresponding society: the public discourse -- The corresponding society: reading the correspondence -- The politics of "Frost at midnight" -- The mariner's extravagance and the tempests of Lyrical ballads -- The dedication of Don Juan -- Keats's "leaf-fringed legend."
Control code
37418317
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 217 pages
Isbn
9780691057941
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
97033387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Reading public romanticism, Paul Magnuson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The corresponding society: the public discourse -- The corresponding society: reading the correspondence -- The politics of "Frost at midnight" -- The mariner's extravagance and the tempests of Lyrical ballads -- The dedication of Don Juan -- Keats's "leaf-fringed legend."
Control code
37418317
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 217 pages
Isbn
9780691057941
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
97033387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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