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Robert Southey's Career

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The essay concerns some of the paradoxes of Robert Southey’s career,
which stretched from the French Revolution through to the early
Victorian era, in particular continuities between his early revolutionary
enthusiasm and the relentless energy of his professional life as a writer.
His presence in anthologies is surveyed, and a range of critical responses
is discussed. Finally, by way of identifying a more personal formative
circumstance that may have shaped and impelled his life and writings,
the essay explores the signifi cance of a memory from Southey’s early


Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalEssays in English Romanticism
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event40th anniversary issue of Journal of JAER - Japan, Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 20 Mar 2017 → …

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