By Charles Mahoney
- Breaking unfastened from the bounds of the traditionally-studied authors, the gathering takes a revitalized method of the sector and brings jointly probably the most interesting paintings being performed at present time
- Emphasizes poetic shape and procedure instead of a biographical approach
- Features essays on creation and distribution and different colleges and pursuits of Romantic Poetry
- Introduces modern contexts and views, in addition to the problems and debates that proceed to force scholarship within the field
- Presents the main accomplished and compelling selection of essays on British Romantic poetry presently available
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