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Unfettering Poetry The Fancy in British Romanticism

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ISBN-10: 1403965137

ISBN-13: 9781403965134

Edition: 2006 (Annotated)

Authors: Jeffrey C. Robinson, Jeffrey Robinson

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In "Unfettering Poetry: The Fancy in British Romanticism," Jeffrey C. Robinson argues that politically progressive Romantic poets write with a politically progressive or radical poetics, coded during the Romantic Period as "the Fancy." Traditional readings of Romantic poetics that emphasize the drama of the speaker or lyric subject reveal a pervasive "fanciphobia," or fear of the Fancy's inclination for a poetry of inclusiveness, expansiveness, and visionary transformation of the object or "the world," and of an experimentation with and unfettering of poetic form and content. In fact, Robinson locates a poetry of the Fancy as the bedrock of Romantic poetic intention (having resonances in…    
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List price: $109.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 4/24/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 301
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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Introduction: Definition and Description of the Fancy
History of the Fancy and Its Trivialization
The Romantic Lyric Subject
Leigh Hunt, the Cockney School, and the Poetics of Cheerfulness
The Poetry and Translations of Leigh Hunt (1811-1818)
The Poetics of Expiration: Late Lyrics of Felicia Hemans
"The Fancy": Pugilism, Dandies, and Poetry
Mary Robinson's Poetry of the Fancy
Keats's "Ode to a Nightingale"
A Cockney Anthology of the Fancy: Hazlitt's Select British Poets (1824)