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Life: Organic Form and Romanticism

Denise Gigante

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136852
eISBN:
9780300155587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136852.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

What makes something alive? Or, more to the point, what is life? The question is as old as the ages and has not been (and may never be) resolved. Life springs from life, and liveliness motivates ... More


Keats's Principle of Monstrosity: Lamia

Denise Gigante

in Life: Organic Form and Romanticism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136852
eISBN:
9780300155587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136852.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the principle of monstrosity in John Keats' poem Lamia. It suggests that this poem represents a central instance of Romantic monstrosity and discusses John Lempriere's A ... More


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