Arthur O'Shaughnessy, A Pre-Raphaelite Poet in the British by Jordan Kistler

By Jordan Kistler

Arthur O'Shaughnessy's profession as a average historian within the British Museum, and his consequent preoccupation with the function of labor in his lifestyles, presents the context with which to reexamine his contributions to Victorian poetry. O'Shaughnessy's engagement with aestheticism, socialism, and Darwinian concept could be traced to his occupation as a Junior Assistant on the British Museum, and his notion of the load of getting to generate income open air of artwork. employing vast archival study, Jordan Kistler demonstrates that faraway from being simply a minor poet, O'Shaughnessy was once on the vanguard of later Victorian avant-garde poetry. Her analyses of released and unpublished writings, together with correspondence, poetic manuscripts, and clinical notebooks, exhibit O'Shaughnessy's value to the cultural milieu of the 1870s, rather his contributions to English aestheticism, his function within the importation of decadence from France, and his special place inside modern debates on technology and literature.

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