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The Walk: Notes on a Romantic Image
The Walk, a meditation on walking and on the literature of walking, ruminates on this pervasive, even commonplace, modern image. It is not so much an argument as a journey along the path of
Re: "the nighthawk: bird of paradise or albatross?".
Romantic Poetry: The Possibilities for Improvisation
In Italy in the 18th and 19th centuries, a popular performer of poetry called the improvvisatore and improvvisatrice could, as prompted, deliver extempore breath-taking sustained ottava rima poems on
The Influence of Shelley on Twentieth- and Twenty-First-century Poetry
This chapter shows how Shelley became a model for formal experimentation and playfulness in poetry among some radical twentieth- and twenty-first-century poets, whose understanding of him as a figure
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