Subject: Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

Subject: Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

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The Poet-Physician

|9780822985617|Keats and Medical Science|For six years of his brief like, Keats studied medicine, first as an apprentice in Edmonton and then as a medical student at GuyÆs Hospital in London. His biographers have generally glossed over this period of his life, and critics have ignored it and denied the influence of medical training on his poetry and thought.In this challenging reappraisal, Goellnicht argues that KeatsÆ writings reveal a distinct influence of science and medicine. Goellnicht researches KeatsÆ course work and texts to reconstruct the milieu of the early nineteenth-century medical student. He then explores the scientific resonances in KeatsÆÆ individual…

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The Empty Garden

|9780822985440|The Subject of Late Milton|The Empty Garden draws a portrait of Milton as a cultural and religious critic who, in his latest and greatest poems, wrote narratives that illustrate the proper relationships among the individual, the community, and God. Rushdy argues that the political theory implicit in these relationships arises from MiltonÆs own drive for self-knowledge, a kind of knowledge that gives the individual freedom to act in accordance with his or her own understanding of GodÆs will rather than the stateÆs. Rushdy redefines MiltonÆs creative spirit in a way that encompasses his poetic, political, and religious careers.| Ashraf H….

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Making Up Society

|9780822985549|The Novels of George Eliot|Fisher places the work of George Eliot within the great evolution that constitutes the nineteenth-century English novel. He reports not only about her work, but about an evolving complex literary form. Fisher examines EliotÆs work as responding to “the loss of society,” the breakdown between public life and individua moral history. As trust in the community as a base of moral life weakens, decisive changes occur: the English novel accommodated itself to the disappearance of society and changed from the representation of individuals as members of a social order to the description of the self surrounded…

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