Marilyn butler mapping mythologies countercurrents in eighteenth century poetry and cultural history cambridge cambridge university press 2015 214pp marilyn butler died in 2014 leaving behind an uncompleted ambitious work on romantic mythologies her argument was that the romantic imagination posed its characteristic challenge to the . In this groundbreaking work of revisionary literary history marilyn butler traces the imagining of alternative versions of the nation in eighteenth century britain both in the works of a series of well known poets akenside thomson gray collins chatterton macpherson blake and in the differing accounts of the national culture offered by eighteenth century antiquarians and literary . Marilyn butler mapping mythologies countercurrents in eighteenth century british poetry and cultural history cambridge cambridge university press 2015 pp xxv 214 2499 isbn 9781107116382 for a study of eighteenth century literary historiography antiquarianism and nationalist myth making the conditions under which marilyn butlers mapping mythologies finds its way into . Stanford libraries official online search tool for books media journals databases government documents and more. In mapping mythologies however she presents her account of poets and myth in the eighteenth century not as the prelude to a later more interesting story but as having a distinctively different interest of its own she does not avoid the linear model but she does not look ahead to the long deferred miracle whereas her work on the later
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