"The Spiritual History of Ice: Romanticism, Science, and the Imagination"

"The Spiritual History of Ice: Romanticism, Science, and the Imagination"

By: "Wilson, Eric G."

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At the turn of the nineteenth century, crystallographers, glaciologists, and polar explorers for the first time demonstrated that frozen shapes are not dead but bearers of vital powers. Aware of this new scientific information, Romantic figures in England and America--including Coleridge and Poe, Percy and Mary Shelley, Emerson and Thoreau--challenged traditional representations of ice as waste and celebrated crystals, glaciers, and the poles as revelations of life as well as models of poetic composition. "The Spiritual History of Ice "explores this ecology of ice in fascinating detail, revealing not only a neglected context of the Romantic age but also the esoteric history and psychology of frozen phenomena

Title: "The Spiritual History of Ice: Romanticism, Science, and the Imagination"

Author Name: "Wilson, Eric G."

Categories: criticism,

Edition: (1st edition)

Publisher: NY, 2003

ISBN Number: 0312292996

ISBN Number 13: 9780312292997

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition: FINE

lb: 2.10 lb

Seller ID: 7-3T009

Description: "As new with bookstore sticker on first free page. ""articulates a provocative new reading of key Romance texts…proposes a bold synthesis of poetry and science that is certain to transform the critical terrain of romantic Studies."" 278 indexed, annotated pages."

Keywords: LITERARY CRITICISM / Gothic & Romance "NOT KEPT AT STORE- if you would like to pick this up, please order the day before you want to pick it up. Use the ""pick up in store"" option for shipping at checkout.",