Recent critical and scholarly interest in John Keats has encouraged a resurgence of interest in his friend and mentor, the poet and journalist Leigh Hunt. This timely collection of essays by leading British and North America romanticists explores Hunt's life, writings and cultural significance over the full length of his career, arguing for the recognition of Hunt's importance to British intellectual and literary culture in the Romantic period.
Table of Contents
1. Nicholas Roe Introduction: Leigh Hunt's Track of Radiance
2. Nicholas Roe Leigh Hunt: Some Early Matters
3. John Barnard Leigh Hunt and Charles Cowden Clarke 1812-1818
4. Jeffrey N. Cox Leigh Hunt's Foliage: A Cockney Manifesto
5. Elizabeth Jones Suburb Sinners: Sex and Disease in the Cockney School
6. Jane Stabler Leigh Hunt's Aesthetics of Intimacy
7. Greg Kucich Cockney Chivalry: Hunt, Keats and the Aesthetics of Excess
8. Michael O'Neill 'Even Now While I Write': Leigh Hunt and Romantic Spontaneity
9. Jeffrey C. Robinson Leigh Hunt and the Poetics and Politics of the Fancy
10. Kim Wheatley Conceiving Disgust: Leigh Hunt, William Gifford and the Quarterly Review
11. Rodney Stenning Edgecombe 'Seeing with Final Eyes': Leigh Hunt, Design, Immortality
12. Nicholas Roe Leigh Hunt: Interviews and Recollections, 1932-1921
Nicholas Roe is Professor of English at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. His books include John Keats and the Culture of Dissent (1997) and, as editor, Keats and History (1995) and Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Sciences of Life (2001).