Hagstrum, Jean H. (Fellow, 1985-86; Fellow, 1986-87)
Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1989
From the publisher's description:
A discussion about the period of English literature & culture from the Restoration to Romanticism (1660 to 1827, the year of Blake s death). The quest by literary leaders for integrity within themselves & their culture is the underlying preoccupation of the period & also of the essays in this book. The 12 chapters & 26 illustrations discuss & illuminate such authors as: Dryden, Swift, & Pope; Johnson & Blake; Gray, Radcliffe, Byron, & Shelley; & Goethe & Rousseau. Discloses the vital, ego-related energies of each & places both philosophy & art in a historical & aesthetic context.
Subjects: Literature;; English Literature; Romanticism; Aesthetics; Restoration