Shelley and the Chaos of History: A New Politics of Poetry

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Penn State Press, Nov 1, 2010 - Literary Criticism

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Contents

The Political Nature of the Literary Text
7
NARRATIVE AND CHANGE
23
The Politics of Skepticism and the Politics of Idealism
29
THE POLITICS OF SKEPTICISM
30
THE POLITICS OF IDEALISM
49
POSTKANTIANISM
60
ROMANTIC IRONY
67
Shelleys Idealism
80
ANTIORGANICISM IN LATEEIGHTEENTHCENTURY LITERATURE
238
Lucretius Toward a Chaotic Theory of Social Reproduction
249
CHAOTIC CREATIVITY
251
CHAOS IN HISTORY
262
The Defence A General Theory of Chaotic Poetics
288
THE WITCH OF ATLAS
328
Spectators Become Actors The Politics of Temporality
343
THE TRIUMPH OF LIFE
397

DEVILS ADVOCATE
108
PETER BELL THE THIRD
117
Skepticism Versus Idealism An Old Problem Reconsidered
127
THE REVOLT OF ISLAM
160
THE TRIUMPH OF LIFE
198
Death Continuity and Contingency
224
DEATH
232
Shelleys Lucretian Imagination
411
LUCRETIAN SKEPTICISM
418
LUCRETIAN IDEALISM
452
CONCLUSION
482
Bibliography
487
Index
511
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