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Esotericism, symbolism and romanticism in Christopher Brennan's Poems

Barnes, Katherine

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Drawing on evidence from three important areas of Brennan's interest, esotericism, Symbolism and Romanticism (especially early German Romanticism), this thesis argues that Brennan's Poems (1914), regarded as a livre compose, focuses on the notion of an inner, higher or transcendent self, constituted by the imaginative union of the human mind and nature. In the introduction, this point of view is contrasted with the common perception that the single theme of Poems is the quest for Eden. The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012-10-09
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/9435

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