Philosophical Influences

  • Gerald McNiece


The god appropriate to the age of Romantic irony is, like Shelley’s Demogorgon, conceived as points of possible illumination flickering about a center of ambivalent darkness:

a mighty Darkness

Filling the seat of power; and rays of gloom

Dart round, as light from the meridian Sun,

Ungazed upon and shapeless, neither limb

Nor form, nor outline; yet we feel it is

A living Spirit.

Prometheus Unbound (II, iv, 2–7)


Mold Posit Verse Tame 


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© Gerald McNiece 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald McNiece
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  1. 1.University of ArizonaUSA

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