Romantic Fiat

Demystification and Enchantment in Lyric Poetry

  • Eric Reid Lindstrom

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction: Fiat in Lyric

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      Pages 1-22
  3. Giving Commands and Letting Go

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
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      Pages 25-49
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      Pages 50-88
  4. Ontology and the Lyric

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
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      Pages 139-167
  5. Blessing Cursing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
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      Pages 196-214
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      Pages 215-219
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 220-266

About this book


In the Romantic period's economics of 'fiat' money the legacy of romanticism involves absolutist gestures of verbal fiat. Focused on William Wordsworth, but in constant range of his poet-successors and modern critics, Romantic Fiat presents an argument for a double romantic signature of 'let there be' and 'let be.'


Imagination lyric Percy Bysshe Shelley poetry Samuel Taylor Coleridge William Wordsworth Wordsworth

Authors and affiliations

  • Eric Reid Lindstrom
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of VermontUSA

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