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    DescriptionPercy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was an extraordinary poet, playwright and essayist, revolutionary both in his ideas and in his artistic theory and practice. This 2006 collection of original essays by an international group of specialists is a comprehensive survey of the life, works and times of this radical Romantic writer. Three sections cover Shelley's life and posthumous reception; the basics of his poetry, prose and drama; and his immersion in the currents of philosophical and political thinking and practice. As well as providing a wide-ranging look at the state of existing scholarship, the Companion develops and enriches our understanding of Shelley. Significant new contributions include fresh assessments of Shelley's narratives, his view of philosophy, and his role in emerging views about ecology. With its chronology and guide to further reading, this lively and accessible Companion is an invaluable guide for students and scholars of Shelley and of Romanticism.

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    The Cambridge Companion to Shelley
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Timothy Morton
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 242
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521826044
    ISBN 10: 0521826047

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    LC classification: PR5438 .C36 2006
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    01 September 2007
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    Author Information
    Timothy Morton is Professor of English at Rice University, Houston.
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    'Timothy Morton is a progressive choice of editor: he has brought new perspectives to Shelley studies (especially in his work on vegetarianism and eco-criticism) and constantly challenges his peers, much in the spirit of Shelley, not to lose the present and always to consider the future. He is a vibrant, lively presence and tries to make Shelley more accessible. ... Morton, another adept philosopher-critic, ends the volume with the essay 'Nature and Culture' ... This essay is particularly good on Shelley's unorthodox and profound understanding of reality, which is based on an opposition to the tyranny of habit, something Shelley saw as draining the life out of what it means to be human. It is a fitting end to a volume which ... is forward looking, bursting with ideas and full of potential, much like its subject.' Advance Access 'This lively collection of essays banishes notions of Shelley the harmless "romantic" lyric poet, ... a chronological mapping of Shelley's brief and intense life and career is presented, providing the reader with a solid introduction to key events and themes of the poet's life. ... the book is easily navigable. ... Highly recommended for libraries supporting contemporary literature and poetry courses at undergraduate level and above.' Reference Reviews
    Table of contents
    Chronology Theresa Kelley; Introduction Timothy Morton; Part I. Lives and Afterlives: 1. Life and biographies Theresa Kelley; 2. Receptions Timothy Morton; Part II. Works: 3. The lyricist Karen Weisman; 4. The dramatist Jeffrey Cox; 5. The storyteller John Patrick Donovan; 6. The translator Jeffrey C. Robinson; 7. The political poet William Keach; Part III. Ideas, Beliefs, Affiliations: 8. Language and form Jerrold Hogle; 9. Literature and philosophy Paul Hamilton; 10. Nature and culture Timothy Morton; 11. Further reading.