Apocalypse and Millennium in English Romantic Poetry

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The interrelationship of the information of apocalypse and millennium is a dominant worry of British Romanticism. The Ebook of Revelation supplies a style of historical past by which apocalypse is

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The interrelationship of the information of apocalypse and millennium is a dominant worry of British Romanticism. The Ebook of Revelation supplies a style of historical past by which apocalypse is adopted by means of millennium, however in their quite a lot of tactics the key Romantic poets – Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats, and Shelley – query or even every now and then undermine the potential for a a hit secularization of this style. Regardless of how expectantly the collection of apocalypse and millennium appears to be affirmed in one of the crucial top works of the length, the problem is at all times doubtful: the worry that millennium won’t happen emerges as an important, if frequently repressed, subject matter within the nice works of the length. Associated with it’s the rigidity in Romantic poetry among conflicting fashions of historical past itself: historical past as teleology, creating in opposition to finish time and millennium, and historical past as purposeless cycle. This topic-subject is traced thru a collection of works by means of the key poets, partially thru an exposition in their underlying highbrow traditions, and partially thru a detailed exam of the poems themselves.

EAN

9780198185000

ISBN

0198185006

Label

OUP Oxford

Manufacturer

OUP Oxford

MPN

2 illustrations, bibliography, index

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