Tradition and Romanticism: Studies in English Poetry from Chaucer to W. B. Yeats, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Tradition and Romanticism

Studies in English Poetry from Chaucer to W. B. Yeats, 1st Edition

By B. Ifor Evans


214 pages

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First published in 1940. This title examines the tradition of Romantic literature, and the conception of poetry held by poets and critics throughout the centuries. Evans explores the writings of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Coleridge, up until the modernist movement and the works of W. B. Yeats and T. S. Eliot. This title will be of interest to students of literature.

Table of Contents

1. Introductory 2. On the Terms ‘Romantic’ and ‘Classical’ 3. Chaucer to Shakespeare 4. Donne to Milton 5. Dryden and Pope 6. The Eighteenth Century 7. Thomas Gray and William Blake 8. Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Scott 9. Keats 10. Shelley 11. Tennyson and Browning 12. Matthew Arnold and the Later Nineteenth Century 13. Towards the Twentieth Century: Gerard Manley Hopkins and T. S. Eliot 14. W. B. Yeats and the Continuance of Tradition; Index

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Routledge Library Editions: Romanticism

This set reissues 28 books on Romanticism originally published between 1940 and 2006. Routledge Library Editions: Romanticism provides an outstanding collection of scholarship which explores not only Romantic literature but the Romantic Movement as a whole, including art, philosophy and science.

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LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh