The Cambridge Companion to Shelley by Timothy MortonThe Cambridge Companion to Shelley by Timothy Morton

The Cambridge Companion to Shelley

EditorTimothy Morton

Paperback | October 2, 2006

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Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was an extraordinary poet, playwright and essayist, revolutionary both in his ideas and in his artistic theory and practice. This 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.
Timothy Morton is Professor of English at the University of California, Davis.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to ShelleyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:October 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521533430

ISBN - 13:9780521533430


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.

Editorial Reviews

'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