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Landor's Cleanness

Adam Roberts


A study of the poetry, prose, and dramatic writing of key Romantic and Victorian author Walter Savage Landor. The main critical perspective deployed is a theorized interrogation of notions of ‘cleanness’ and ‘contamination’ in the work, and by extension in poetry more generally. Cleanness, both in the sense of a neoclassical stylistic purity and of an individual moral and political probity, was centrally important to Walter Savage Landor’s writing, both in his prose and poetry. At the same time, thi ... More

Keywords: Romanticism, Victorianism, Landor, poetry, English, neo-Latin, cleanness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198723271
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723271.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Roberts, author
Royal Holloway University of London

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