Imagination And Fancy Or Selections From The English Poets: Illustrative Of Those First Requisites Of Their Art, With Markings Of The Best Passages, Critical Notices Of The Writers (1845)

Kessinger Publishing, 2009 - 360 páginas
Imagination and Fancy or Selections from the English Poets: Illustrative of Those First Requisites of Their Art, with Markings of the Best Passages, Critical Notices of the Writers is a book written by Leigh Hunt and published in 1845. The book is a collection of poems from various English poets, selected and annotated by Hunt. The poems are chosen for their ability to showcase the poets' use of imagination and fancy, which Hunt believes are essential elements of the art of poetry. The book includes critical notices of the poets, providing readers with insights into their lives and works. Hunt's annotations highlight the best passages of each poem, helping readers to appreciate the poets' mastery of language and imagery. Imagination and Fancy is a valuable resource for anyone interested in English poetry and the art of writing.And An Essay In Answer To The Question What Is Poetry?This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.

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Leigh Hunt was so prolific that, if his writing were ever collected, it would exceed 100 volumes of mostly unmemorable prose. He was so eccentric and socially visible that even Dickens's caricature of Hunt as the perennially cheerful Harold Skimpole in Bleak House is immediately recognizable. But his philosophy of cheer, however eccentric among such doleful writers of his generation as Coleridge and Byron, appealed to middle-class public taste, which accounts for his immense following. Educated, like Coleridge and Lamb, at Christ's Hospital, Hunt became a journalist, helping his brother John edit the weekly Examiner. As a result of the paper's liberal policy, they were both fined and imprisoned for two years for writing a libelous description of the Prince Regent on his birthday. Hunt turned his prison cell into a salon and enjoyed visits from Jeremy Bentham, Byron, Keats, Lamb, and Hazlitt. After his release, Hunt settled in Hampstead, London, a political martyr and a model of domesticity. His writing includes The Feast of the Poets (1814), a satire of contemporary writers; The Story of Rimini (1816), a saccharine Italianate romance; and Hero and Leander (1819). Young poets such as Keats found the sensual surfaces easy to imitate. But mostly Hunt wrote essays and edited dozens of short-lived magazines and journals, providing an insight into the literary life of London during this period.

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