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By Robert Cooperman

Utilizing a sequence of dramatic monologues and verse letters, Robert Cooperman explores the private and non-private personae (the fact past facts/that purely muddle) of the poet and political philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. In poems wealthy with interval aspect and mental perception, Cooperman unearths Shelley as a guy torn by way of the need for greatness, the will for romance, and the will to be loose. He portrays the non-public Shelley, pushed to discover a soul-mate and to espouse the assumption of loose love in a mercantile society, but an idealist who by no means relatively realised that his activities may have disastrous results for these he enjoyed.

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1974). Shelley, Percy Bysshe. Selected Poetry and Prose. Ed. by Kenneth Neill Cameron. (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965). Spark, Muriel. Mary Shelley. P. , 1987). Page 1 Tom Medwin Recalls His Cousin Percy Shelley at Syon House Academy I'll never fathom why Uncle Timothy sent an aristocratic gawk of a boy with wrists thin as fern branches to that den of London bear-cubs. Within fifteen minutes another boy had stolen his shoes and a book, and when poor Percy lashed out with slaps, a ring formed, taunting him to punch like a man and get his nose tattooed.

Percy tells horrour stories by the evening fire until she will sleep only in our bed, nestled next to Percy like a kitten, paws working for being weaned too early. Who can blame him for seeking company, my body a sack, ankles swollen, this poor sputtering thing inside me likely to drift still-born in the fetid birth-surge, and Percy's wife already in possession of a fat heir he will leave me for, and take Claireto terrify and pet. Hogg calls when Percy and she are out. I know Percy wants me to love him, to show that I spit on the marriage contract Percy reviles as worse than slavery.

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