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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine Biography, Celebrity, Politics

Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine Biography, Celebrity, Politics
(Routledge Studies in Romanticism)
by David Higgins

# Hardcover: 192 pages
# Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (October 19, 2005)

In early nineteenth-century Britain, there was unprecedented interest in the subject
of genius, as well as in the personalities and private lives of creative artists. This was also a period in which literary magazines were powerful arbiters of taste, helping to shape the ideological consciousness of their middle-class readers. Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine considers how these magazines debated the nature of genius and how and why they constructed particular creative artists as geniuses. Romantic writers often imagined genius to be a force that transcended the
realms of politics and economics. David Higgins, however, shows in this text that
representations of genius played an important role in ideological and commercial
conflicts within early nineteenth-century literary culture. Romantic Genius and the
Literary Magazine also bridges the gap between Romantic and Victorian literary history by considering the ways in which Romanticism was understood and sometimes
challenged by writers in the 1830s. It not only discusses a wide range of canonical and non-canonical authors, but also examines the various structures in which these authors had to operate, making it an interesting and important book for anyone working on Romantic literature.

David Higgins is a Lecturer in English at the University of Chester, and has
published articles on Wordsworth, Hazlitt and nineteenth-century constructions
of race.


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