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Shelley and the Revolution in taste [electronic resource] : the body and the natural world / Timothy Morton.
INITIAL_TITLE_SRCH:
Shelley and the Revolution in taste [electronic resource] : the body and the natural world / Timothy Morton.
Publication Date:
1994
ISBN:
9780585000558
Series:
Cambridge studies in Romanticism
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-292) and index.
Contents:
Introduction: prescriptions -- The rights of brutes -- The purer nutriment: diet and Shelley's biographies -- In the face: the poetics of the natural diet -- Apollo in the jungle: healthy morals and the body beautiful -- Intemperate figures: re-fining culture -- Sustaining natures: Shelley and ecocriticism.
Abstract:
"This book brings together the themes of diet, consumption, the body, and human relationships with the natural world, in a highly original study of Shelley. A campaigning vegetarian and proto-ecological thinker, Shelley may seem to us curiously modern, but Morton offers an illuminatingly broad context for Shelley's views in eighteenth-century social and political thought concerning the relationships between humanity and nature. The book is at once grounded in the revolutionary history of the period 1790-1820, and informed by current theoretical issues and anthropological and sociological approaches to literature. Morton provides challenging new readings of much-debated poems, plays, and novels by both Percy and Mary Shelley, as well as the first sustained interpretation of Shelley's prose on diet. With its stimulating literary-historical reassessment of questions about nature and culture, this study will provoke fresh discussion about Shelley, Romanticism, and modernity."--Pub. desc.
Content Type:
text
Carrier Type:
online resource
Language:
English