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A Quick Trip from Coppet

Angelica Goodden

in Madame de Staël: The Dangerous Exile

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199238095
eISBN:
9780191716669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238095.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Staël travels via Austria and Eastern Europe with Schlegel and her children; they enter Moscow as the last Westerners to see the old city intact before it is destroyed by fire. The Muscovites fête ... More


Introduction

Andrew Kahn

in Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234745
eISBN:
9780191715747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234745.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This introductory chapter begins by discussing the objectives and theoretical background of this book. The book aims to show how Pushkin wrote poems about fundamental aspects of his creative and ... More


Tradition and Originality

Andrew Kahn

in Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234745
eISBN:
9780191715747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234745.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

During the first decade of his career, Pushkin often represented poetic composition as a matter of craft and imitation rather than visionary inspiration. By addressing other writers, including ... More


Invention and Genius

Andrew Kahn

in Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234745
eISBN:
9780191715747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234745.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter explores the influence of invention on Pushkin's idea of expression. Specifically, it focuses on invention as the creative principle that regulates poetic enthusiasm consistent with the ... More


The Meaning of Beauty

Andrew Kahn

in Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234745
eISBN:
9780191715747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234745.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

Towards the end of his life, Pushkin returned to classically inspired forms, including a cycle of Anacreontic imitations, poems about statuary, imitations of Horace, and an impassioned defence of ... More


A Reticent Imagination

Andrew Kahn

in Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234745
eISBN:
9780191715747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234745.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter explores the meaning of concepts such as subjectivity, imagination, and mimesis that from the late 1820s provided a counter-current to the classical ideal. Although Pushkin was ... More


Nature and Romantic Subjectivity

Andrew Kahn

in Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234745
eISBN:
9780191715747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234745.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter explores how invention and imagination marked Pushkin's lyric thinking about nature. It argues that it is not until the 1830s that Pushkin's lyric treatment of nature finally aligns him ... More


Genius and the Commerce of Poetry

Andrew Kahn

in Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234745
eISBN:
9780191715747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234745.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter examines strategies of self-presentation in the literary marketplace, drawing connections between poems about censorship, commercial pressures, and art for art's sake, and the prophetic ... More


The Hero

Andrew Kahn

in Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234745
eISBN:
9780191715747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234745.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter examines Pushkin's fascination with Napoleon expressed in poems on Napoleon's escape from Elba and his death. His approach to defining and embodying the heroic was to change again. By ... More


Body and Soul

Andrew Kahn

in Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234745
eISBN:
9780191715747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234745.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter returns to the intersection of poetry and ideas. It refocuses on a theory of sensibility that is an important part of the pre-Romantic legacy of Pushkin's view of individual identity. In ... More


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