De Quinceys Romanticism: Canonical Minority and the Forms of Transmission by Margaret RussettDe Quinceys Romanticism: Canonical Minority and the Forms of Transmission by Margaret Russett

De Quinceys Romanticism: Canonical Minority and the Forms of Transmission

byMargaret Russett

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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Margaret Russett uses the example of Thomas De Quincey, the nineteenth-century essayist best remembered for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and his memoirs of Wordsworth and Coleridge, to examine the idea of the "minor" author, and how it is related to what we now call the Romantic canon. Situating De Quincey's writing in relation to the "major" poets he promoted, as well as the essays of Charles Lamb, William Hazlitt, and others, Russett shows how De Quincey helped to shape the canon by which his career was defined.
Title:De Quinceys Romanticism: Canonical Minority and the Forms of TransmissionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521030501

ISBN - 13:9780521030502

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Conversions: Wordsworth's gothic interpreter; 2. Transmissions: composing The Convention of Cintra; 3. Impersonations: the magazinist as minor author; 4. Reproductions: opium, prostitution and poetry; 5. Appropriations: the counter-lives of the poet; Epilogue: minor Romanticism; Notes; Index.

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"...Russett's book is a smart, illuminating examintation of the role minor writing plays in the production of the Romantic canon." Romantic Circles Reviews