Leigh Hunt and What Is Poetry?: Romanticism and the Purpose of Poetry

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To most literary historians, the name of Leigh Hunt does not rank very high. Hunt is mostly known as an idiosyncratic and mediocre poet, a versatile but slightly superficial critic, a man who taxed his friends' patience to the utmost, and - probably most notable of all - the man who exercised an evil influence on Keats. However, there is much more to Leigh Hunt than has hitherto been written about him. Hunt was a voracious reader who had a well-developed literary taste, and he was a true democrat in that he wanted "the ...

Leigh Hunt and What Is Poetry?: Romanticism and the Purpose of Poetry 2011, Sussex Academic Press, Brighton

ISBN-13: 9781845194437

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