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The Eye of the Beholder: How to See the World Like a Romantic Poet Paperback – 9 Mar 2011

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HASH(0x91ad2d2c) out of 5 stars Don't let this one get away 10 Mar. 2014
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I nearly let this book slip through my fingers. I spotted it at the G.K. Chesterton Conference in 2013, and was delighted by the excepts I read, but decided Romantic poetry wasn't my primary interest. Over the months, though, I realized I had a deficiency in my poetic education and sought out this book or another like it. I was unable to locate this anywhere and had to e-mail the conference organizer in order to figure out what the book was I had momentarily glimpsed. Thanks to the publisher I now have a copy. As far as I could tell from my months-long search, there is no other book like this at all!! If you want a guide to Romantic poetry where the author actually reads the poems with you, sympathetically, and draws out their spiritual meanings, this is the only one there is.

And it is a formidable contribution. Mr. Markos has the remarkable ability to explain the subtle distinctions in Romantic world views in a gentle tone accessible to all readers. I have been reading a lot of Hindu poetry recently, and I was struck by Mr. Markos' insight that "what holds Wordsworth's mystical encounter within a Judeo-Christian, rather than Hindu-Buddhist, worldview is the poet's desire and determination to retain his own unique individuality rather than lose himself an amorphous One Soul." (137) In general, Mr. Markos draws your attention to new ideas the Romantics are introducing and explains how and why they are new. There are few authors in print today that put this amount of almost poetic care into their prose. Bravo!

When I finished this book I was hungry for more. I will have to pick up Mr. Markos' other works.
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