Poetry and Politics in the Cockney School
Keats, Shelley, Hunt and Their Circle
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Poetry and Politics in the Cockney School by Jeffrey N. Cox
Book DescriptionJeffrey N. Cox refines our conception of 'second generation' Romanticism by placing it within the circle of writers around Leigh Hunt that came to be known as the 'Cockney School'. Offering a theory of the group as a key site for cultural production, Cox challenges the traditional image of the Romantic poet as an isolated figure by recreating the social nature of the work of Shelley, Keats, Hunt, Hazlitt, Byron, and others, as they engaged in literary contests, wrote poems celebrating one another, and worked collaboratively on journals and other projects. Cox also recovers the work of neglected writers such as John Hamilton Reynolds, Horace Smith, and Cornelius Webb as part of the rich social and cultural context of Hunt's circle. This 1999 book not only demonstrates convincingly that a 'Cockney School' existed, but shows that it was committed to putting literature in the service of social, cultural, and political reform.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521604239
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jeffrey N. Cox
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Keats's Poetry and Prose, Paperback (September 2008)
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Poetry and Politics in the Cockney School, Hardback (January 1999)
A 1999 study of the work of Romantic poets in the circle known as the 'Cockney School'.
New Historical Literary Study, Paperback (June 1993)» View all books by Jeffrey N. Cox
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