© 1991

Shelley’s Italian Experience


Part of the Studies in Romanticism book series (SR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Alan M. Weinberg
    Pages 1-20
  3. Alan M. Weinberg
    Pages 71-100
  4. Alan M. Weinberg
    Pages 173-201
  5. Alan M. Weinberg
    Pages 243-247
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 248-355

About this book


Focusing on Shelley's 'Italian experience', the present study both addresses itself to the living context which nurtured Shelley's creativity, and explores a neglected but essential component of his work. The poet's four years of self-exile in Italy (1818-1822) were, in fact, the most decisive of his career. As he responded to Italy, his poetry acquired a new subtlety and complexity of vision. Endowed with remarkably keen powers of absorption, the poet imaginatively reshaped the rich cultural heritage of Italy and the vital qualities of its landscape and climate.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of South AfricaSouth Africa

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