India and the Romantic Imagination

India and the Romantic Imagination

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This is the first in-depth examination of India's influence on the Western imagination and, in particular, on English Romantic poetry. Beginning with Forster's A Passage to India, Drew reconsiders the story that Pythagoras gained his wisdom from the Brahmins and then moves forward in time to the Romantics--including Coleridge and Shelley--and the present century, revealing the influence of Indian traditions and mythology on Western creative thought. In addition, the book clearly delineates the European idea of India and offers a new, speculative thesis concerning the nature of the human imagination.
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  • Hardback | 350 pages
  • 145 x 222 x 23mm | 562g
  • India
  • English
  • 0195619137
  • 9780195619133

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