Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1961, Softcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Second Impression
b/w. frontis. illust. by Thomas Heine; Kermode's extremely important book of speculative and scholarly criticism, sets out to re-define the notion of the Romantic tradition, especially in its relation to English poetry and criticism. The organic image of the flower becomes, in 'Among School Children', the image of the Tree of life, the tree Adam ought to have robbed instead of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Kermode traces the development of such images in Yeats's work, and sources for them, with fascinating scholarship. His chapters on Yeats are among the best pages that have ever been devoted to that great poet. They set him in a context, they make many opacities apprehensible. A rich, packed, suggestive book which turns on the material of 'romantic' poetry the same sort of searchlight that has been unremittingly focused for so long on the Elizabethans and the Metaphysicals. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 171 pages. Spine browned with age. Blue titles spine. light wear to edges of spine. Includes index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; Literary Criticism; Romantic Tradition; Romantic Poetry; Poetry. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3245.