James Thomson's The City of Dreadful Night

A Study of the Cultural Resources of its Author and a Repappraisal of the Poem

Written by Henry Paolucci
Preface by Anne Paolucci

Be the first to review this product

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $15.00

Special Price $7.50

OR

Quick Overview

At at time when many critics still viewed Thomson's City as the work of a gifted but erratic and sick poet with no cultural preparation to speak of, Henry Paolucci undertook to reassess both the reputation of the author and the quality of his work to prove otherwise.

James Thomson's The City of Dreadful Night

Double click on above image to view full picture

Zoom Out
Zoom In

Details

At at time when many critics still viewed Thomson's City as the work of a gifted but erratic and sick poet with no cultural preparation to speak of, Henry Paolucci undertook to reassess both the reputation of the author and the quality of his work to prove otherwise.  With clarity and candor, Paolucci acknowledges Thomson's dark melancholy but shows it to be far removed from the strident optimism of others who shared similar beliefs, depicting him, ultimately, as an Augustinian struggling to find purpose in a world lacking faith, hope, and love.  Thomson's City is a modern rendering of St. Augustine's City of Man.

Additional Information

Format Paperback
Pages 198
Publisher ISI Books
What They're Saying... No
ISBN 1932107150
ISBN13 9781932107159
Eligible for Readers Club Discount Yes

Product Tags

Other people marked this product with these tags:

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.