Majestic Indolence: English Romantic Poetry and the Work of Art

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Majestic Indolence examines the theme of indolence - in both its positive and negative forms - as it appears in the work of four canonical Romantic poets. Wordsworth's "wise passiveness," Coleridge's "dejection" and numbing torpor, Shelley's experiments with pastoral dolce far niente, and Keats's figures of "delicious diligent indolence" are treated as individual manifestations of a common theme. Spiegelman pursues the trope of indolence to its origins in the economic, medical, philosophical, psychological, religious, and ...

Majestic Indolence: English Romantic Poetry and the Work of Art 1995, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195093568

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