Borrowed Imagination: The British Romantic Poets and Their Arabic-Islamic Sources

Lexington Books
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The British Romantic Poets and Their Arabic-Islamic Sources examines masterpieces of English Romantic poetry and shows the Arabic and Islamic sources that inspired Coleridge, Wordsworth, Blake, Shelley, Keats, and Byron when composing their poems in the eighteenth, or early nineteenth century. Critics have documented Greek and Roman sources but turned a blind eye to nonwestern materials at a time when the romantic poets were reading them. The book shows how the Arabic-Islamic sources had helped the British Romantic Poets not only in finding their own voices, but also their themes, metaphors, symbols, characters and images. The British Romantic Poets and Their Arabic-Islamic Sources is of interest to scholars in English and comparative literature, literary studies, philosophy, religion, government, history, cultural, and Middle Eastern studies and the general public.
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About the author

Samar Attar is an invited speaker at various international universities and organizations in Egypt, Syria, the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Spain, Germany, and the United Arab Emirates.
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Publisher
Lexington Books
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Published on
Feb 19, 2014
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Pages
258
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ISBN
9780739187623
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Language
English
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Genres
Literary Criticism / Comparative Literature
Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Literary Criticism / Middle Eastern
Literary Criticism / Modern / 18th Century
Literary Criticism / Modern / 19th Century
Social Science / Islamic Studies
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