The Blind and Blindness in Literature of the Romantic Period

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In the first full-length literary-historical study of its subject, Edward Larrissy examines the philosophical and literary background to representations of blindness and the blind in the Romantic period. In detailed studies of literary works he goes on to show how the topic is central to an understanding of British and Irish Romantic literature. While he considers the influence of Milton and the 'Ossian' poems, as well as of philosophers, including Locke, Diderot, Berkeley and Thomas Reid, much of the book is taken up with ...

The Blind and Blindness in Literature of the Romantic Period 2007, Edinburgh University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780748632817

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