Prometheus Unbound

Prometheus Unbound


  • Release: 2013-01-03
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • File: PDF, 946 page
  • ISBN: 9781108059596
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A one-volume collection of five editions of Shelley's later and posthumously published verse, which originally appeared separately between 1819 and 1824.

The Simile of the Avalanche in Shelley s Prometheus Unbound

The Simile of the Avalanche in Shelley s Prometheus Unbound


  • Release: 2006-09-12
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
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  • File: PDF, 13 page
  • ISBN: 9783638543774
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Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, Brandeis University, course: Romanticism, 6 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Percy Bysshe Shelley was not the naïve dreamer as who he is often described. He did not cherish views of society that rested solely on the power of imagination. As Kenneth Neill Cameron has pointed out, his remarks on society were founded on an analysis of contemporary political conditions. This was not unusual. Shelley’s approach to politics follows a general tendency of his time. Shelley’s time is interesting in regard to how people looked at society. They no longer trusted in philosophical constructions but began to look at ‘the facts,’ that is, they began to look at society as the effect of the forces and causes that preceded it. Jeremy Bentham, with whom Shelley shared many political views, can be regarded as the first political thinker (the philosophers had paved the way) in England who tried to build his social theories on empiricism; Bentham wrote his landmark essay onEvidencein 1806. Those who came after Bentham were critical of him. John Stuart Mill, in his autobiography, said that he embodied the “empiricism of one who has had little experience.” But nevertheless, he was indebted to him. From Bentham on, a new way of thinking about society was on the rise in England. It was carried on and developed through the decades by people like Mill and Beatrice Webb and later on received the name of ‘sociology’. Shelley, it seems to me, was connected with his own time in that he witnessed the developments in social and political thinking. Not only this: In his poetry, the arrival of empiricism in social theory can be traced. In fact, his poetry bears witness to the hour when social theory made the first efforts to become a part of science. This arrival has never been unproblematic because it conflicted with metaphysical assumptions. This

The Theatre of Shelley

The Theatre of Shelley


  • Release: 2010
  • Publisher: Open Book Publishers
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  • File: PDF, 289 page
  • ISBN: 9781906924300
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Based on the author's thesis (Ph.D., Anglia Ruskin University).

Shelley s Poetry and Prose

Shelley s Poetry and Prose


  • Release: 2002
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton
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  • File: PDF, 786 page
  • ISBN: 0393977528
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Annotated definitive texts of all of Shelley's greatest poetry as well as other poems frequently discussed and three prose works are combined with general critical studies of his art and thought and scholarly writings analyzing specific poems.

A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology

A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology


  • Release: 2017-04-10
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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  • File: PDF, 496 page
  • ISBN: 9781444339604
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A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology presents a collection of essays that explore a wide variety of aspects of Greek and Roman myths and their critical reception from antiquity to the present day. Reveals the importance of mythography to the survival, dissemination, and popularization of classical myth from the ancient world to the present day Features chronologically organized essays that address different sets of myths that were important in each historical era, along with their thematic relevance Features chronologically organized essays that address different sets of myths that were important in each historical era, along with their thematic relevance Offers a series of carefully selected in-depth readings, including both popular and less well-known examples

The Constitution of Shelley s Poetry

The Constitution of Shelley s Poetry


  • Release: 2011
  • Publisher: Anthem Press
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  • File: PDF, 306 page
  • ISBN: 9780857283948
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‘The Constitution of Shelley’s Poetry’ is a close philosophical reading of ‘Prometheus Unbound’ from the perspective of the argument or drama of language played out in its pages. At its heart a four-chapter reading of ‘Prometheus Unbound’, the book is punctuated with readings of other Shelley works and prefaced with two earlier chapters: one on 'Mont Blanc' and 'Hymn to Intellectual Beauty', the companion poems inaugurating Shelley’s poetic maturity; the other on 'Ode to the West Wind' originally published with ‘Prometheus Unbound’ and here represented as 'signature' Shelley. The book’s one most distinguishing feature, from which several others derive, is its bringing the power and pertinence of Stanley Cavell’s thought to Shelley’s poetry and to his explicitly articulated philosophical interest in language. The book urges and practises close reading, but it provides philosophical grounds for this ostensibly old-fashioned approach, and it implicitly proposes an understanding of language very different from those now most generally assumed in literary studies. The book’s bringing of Cavell’s thought to Shelley’s poetry would make two related but distinguishable contributions. There is, first of all, the reading of Shelley’s poetry, which is new and persuasive both in many of its local moments and in its overall thrust. Second, there is the practical demonstration of the relevance and yield of Cavell’s thought for literary studies.

The Necessity of Atheism

The Necessity of Atheism


  • Release: 2013-04-18
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
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  • File: PDF, 412 page
  • ISBN: 9781447498087
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This antiquarian book contains a fascinating treatise on atheism, religion, and science. A thought-provoking and informative exploration of the ostensibly opposed ideas and beliefs of science and popular religion, this volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in the development of religious beliefs and the validity of alternative theories. The chapters of this book include: “The Revolution of Religious Beliefs”, “The Koran and the Old and New Testaments”, “The Prophets Mohammed, Jesus, And Moses – Charlatans or Victims of Mental and Physical Disease”, “Soundness of a Foundation for A Belief in a Deity”, “The Persistence of Religion”, “Religion and Science”, etcetera. Many antiquarian books such as this are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on atheism.