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Roe, Nicholas

Works: 56 works in 275 publications in 1 language and 8,455 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Biographies  Handbooks and manuals  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR4830, 821.7
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Most widely held works about Nicholas Roe
Most widely held works by Nicholas Roe
John Keats : a new life by Nicholas Roe( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of celebrated Romantic poet John Keats explodes entrenched conceptions of him as a delicate, overly sensitive, tragic figure. Instead, the author reveals the real flesh-and-blood poet: a passionate man driven by ambition but prey to doubt, suspicion, and jealousy; sure of his vocation while bitterly resentful of the obstacles that blighted his career; devoured by sexual desire and frustration; and in thrall to alcohol and opium. Through much original research, the author arrives at a reassessment of Keats's entire life, from his early years at Keats's Livery Stables through his harrowing battle with tuberculosis and death at age 25. Zeroing in on crucial turning points, the author finds in the locations of Keats's poems new keys to the nature of his imaginative quest. In this book, the author provides a full and fresh account of Keats's childhood in the City of London and how it shaped the would-be poet. The mysterious early death of Keats's father, his mother's too-swift remarriage, living in the shadow of the notorious madhouse Bedlam, all these affected Keats far more than has been previously understood. The author also sheds light on Keats's doomed passion for Fanny Brawne, his circle of brilliant friends, hitherto unknown City relatives, and much more. Filled with revelations and daring to ask new questions, this is a biography of one of the most beloved poets of the English language
Leigh Hunt : life, poetics, politics( )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This timely collection of essays by leading British and North America Romanticists explores Hunt's life, writings and cultural significance over the full length of his career
Wordsworth and Coleridge : the radical years by Nicholas Roe( Book )

37 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on numerous previously unpublished manuscript sources, this study reappraises Wordsworth's and Coleridge's radical careers in the years before their emergence as major poets. By tracing parallel experiences of political defeat in the lives of their contemporaries, Nicholas Roe argues against any generalized pattern of withdrawal from politics. Instead, Roe offers a reading of Lyrical Ballads, The Prelude, and The Recluse emphasizing the integration of the imaginative life and radical experience. As he demonstrates, the loss of revolutionary idealism prefigured the collapse of Coleridge's creative and personal life after 1798, while for Wordsworth revolutionary failure was the key to his emergence as a poet." --Publisher description
Keats and history by Nicholas Roe( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanticism : an Oxford guide by Nicholas Roe( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a guide of the Romantic field. It includes 46 chapters offering background and contextual information with detailed readings of Romantic texts. The volume is divided into four parts - 'Romantic Orientations', 'Reading Romanticism', 'Romantic Forms' and 'Romantic Afterlives'"--Provided by publisher
The politics of nature : William Wordsworth and some contemporaries by Nicholas Roe( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the French Revolution went wrong, how did English Jacobins like William Wordsworth respond? Taking into account recent developments in historical and ecological criticism, and incorporating fresh research into poetry and politics in the 1790s, the second edition of The Politics of Nature enlarges and updates Nicholas Roe's acclaimed study of Romantic responses to revolutionary defeat. There is new material on William Wordsworth's radical years, and among his contemporaries hitherto marginal figures like George Dyer and John Bonney are restored to prominence. The poetry and politics of Pantisocracy in Robert Southey and Charlotte Smith are revealed for the first time. At the centre of the book are two full texts from the revolutionary decade: the diary kept by John Bonny while imprisoned on a treason charge in the Tower of London, and John Thelwall's extraordinary Essay on Animal Vitality, a tour de force bringing radical science into explosive contact with revolutionary politics."--Jacket
Coleridge's imagination : essays in memory of Pete Laver by Richard Gravil( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, dedicated to the memory of Peter Laver, explores the tension in Coleridge's theory and practice between the imagination and the natural
John Keats and the culture of dissent by Nicholas Roe( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book sets out to recover the lively and unsettling voices of Keat's poetry, and seeks to trace the complex ways in which his poems responded to and addressed their contemporary world. It offers new research about Keats's early life opening valuable new perspectives on his poetry. Two chapters explore the dissenting culture of Enfield School, showing how the school exercised a strong influence on Keats's imaginative life and his political radicalism. Imagination and politics intertwine through succeeding chapters on Keats's friendship with Charles Cowden Clarke; his medical career; the 'Cockney' milieu in which Keats's poems were written; and on the immediate controversial impact of his three collections of poetry. The author deftly reconstructs contexts and contemporary resonances for Keat's poems, retrieving the vigorous challenge of Keats's verbal art which outraged his early readers but which was lost to us as Keats entered the canon of English romantic poets
Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the sciences of life( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface Illustrations Abbreviations 1. Introduction, Nicholas Roe 2. Myths of Community in the Lyrical Ballads 1798-1998: The Commonwealth and the Constitution, Elinor Shaffer 3. The Political Sciences of Life: From American Pantisocracy to British Romanticism, Kenneth R. Johnston 4. Jews, Jubilee, and Harringtonianism in Coleridge and Maria Edgeworth: Republican Conversions, Susan Manly 5. Coleridge and 'the Oran utan hypothesis': Romantic Theories of Race, Peter J. Kitson 6. Theorizing Golgotha: Coleridge, Race Theory, and the Skull Beneath the Skin, Tim Fulford 7. Kubla Khan and the Theory of the Earth, James C. McKusick 8. Coleridge's Abstruse Researches, Neil Vickers 9. Space for Speculation: Coleridge, Barbauld, and the Poetics of Priestley, Jane Stabler 10. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Frankenstein, Beth Lau 11. Coleridge's 'Hymn before Sun-rise' and the Voice Not Heard, Angela Esterhammer 12. Coleridge and the End of Autonomy, Seamus Perry 13. Historicist Readings of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Raimondo Modiano 14. Coleridge's Secret Ministry: Historical Reading and Editorial Theory, Kelvin Everest 15. How Shall We Write the Life of Coleridge?, John Beer Contributors Index
Fiery heart : the first life of Leigh Hunt by Nicholas Roe( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leigh Hunt is the forgotten giant of English Romanticism. The man Virginia Woolf called the 'spiritual grandfather' of the modern world was descended from black Caribbeans and grew up a child of the American and French Revolutions. A poet and radical journalist, he threw off the shackles of the old order and campaigned tirelessly for Irish freedom and the abolition of slavery. Unwilling to see the Prince of Wales as an 'Adonis in Loveliness', Hunt was jailed for a 'diabolical libel' that presented the Prince as he was: a corpulent fifty-year-old, sodden with drink and drugs." "Hunt was at the centre of a charismatic generation. In prison he drew the homage of Lord Byron, and soon afterwards discovered the Romantic geniuses of Keats and Shelley. He was also a man riven by contradictions, enjoying a controversial public role while battling with private demons. Hunt's own poetry glows with the sexual frankness that characterised all his relationships, male and female."--Jacket
English romantic writers and the West Country( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long confounded with a monolithic British entity or misrepresented as Lakers and Cockneys, the diverse regional forms of English Romanticism are ripe for reassessment. Ranging west of a line between the Wye at Tintern and Jane Austens Chawton, this book offers a first reconfiguration of Romantic culture in terms of English regional identity"--
John Keats and the medical imagination by Nicholas Roe( )

16 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents ten new chapters on John Keats's medical imagination, beginning with his practical engagement with dissection and surgery, and the extraordinary poems he wrote during his 'busy time' at Guy's Hospital 1815-17. The Physical Society at Guy's and the demands of a medical career are explored, as are the lyrical spheres of botany, melancholia, and Keats's strange oxymoronic poetics of suspended animation. Here too are links between surveillance of patients at Bedlam and of inner city streets that were walked by the poet of 'To Autumn'. The book concludes with a survey of multiple romantic pathologies of that most Keatsian of diseases, pulmonary tuberculosis"--
Selected poetry by William Wordsworth( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of John Keats by John Keats( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Keats is regarded as the quintessential English Romantic poet: lyrical, passionate, tender, dreamy, sensuous. The only thing more miraculous than his brief career--in which, from the age of eighteen until his death a mere seven years later, he produced a substantial number of the greatest poems in English--are those poems themselves. Nowhere has the pressure of human imagination been brought more powerfully to bear on our mortal condition than in his great narratives and narrative fragments, his sonnets of discovery, and his magnificent odes. The Everyman edition of the poems presents a reordered and reedited version of the complete text with detailed notes to every poem, as well as a chronology and bibliography." -- Dust jacket
Selected poems by John Keats( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Keats by John Keats( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by William Wordsworth( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poetry by William Wordsworth( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wordsworth's verse declares a belief in the power of poetry to teach by appealing to the imagination and to the 'grand elementary principle of pleasure, by which man knows, and feels, and lives, and moves'. His unique relationship with the poet and political activist Samuel Taylor Coleridge, formed in the political and social ferment of the 1790s, produced a revolution in literature, resulting in the joint volume, Lyrical Ballads (1798-1805) - a landmark in the history of English Romanticism. This selection, chosen from the Oxford Authors critical edition, includes all Wordsworth's finest lyrics, and a large sample of The Prelude (1805), his extraordinary autobiographical poem in blank verse and the first truly great achievement of a new era in English poetry
Swish fish by John Kenward( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keats's negative capability : new origins and afterlives( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few critical terms coined by poets are more famous than ""negative capability."" Though Keats uses the mysterious term only once, a consensus about its meaning has taken shape over the last two centuries. Keats's Negative Capability: New Origins and Afterlives offers alternative ways to approach and understand Keats's seductive term
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Leigh Hunt : life, poetics, politics
Wordsworth and Coleridge : the radical yearsKeats and historyRomanticism : an Oxford guideThe politics of nature : William Wordsworth and some contemporariesColeridge's imagination : essays in memory of Pete LaverJohn Keats and the culture of dissentSamuel Taylor Coleridge and the sciences of lifeFiery heart : the first life of Leigh Hunt
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