Shelley's Goddess

Shelley's Goddess : Maternity, Language, Subjectivity

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This study assesses the importance of the mother-infant relationship in Percy Bysshe Shelley's poetry and life. Additionally, it uses Shelley as a touchstone by which to examine the rich historial and theoretical issues relevant to motherhood during the Romantic period. By combining psychoanalytic, post-structuralist and feminist theory with extensive biographical material on Shelley and information on the position of mothers in England after 1790, the author offers a reassessment of Shelley's avowed feminism and the failure of the utopian more

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  • Hardback | 330 pages
  • 147.32 x 220.98 x 53.34mm | 589.67g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 6 half-tones, 2 line drawings
  • 0195073835
  • 9780195073836