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4 p.; 23 cm.
University of California Press
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When the hero of Ferdinand von Loeben's 1 808 novel Guido sees a sample of handwriting in Sanskrit he remarks, "languages have always seemed to me to be lost holy children who cover the whole world in search of their mother" (p. 62). Guido's observation could stand as a paraphrase of Percy Shelley's lifelong interest in language, mediated as it was by his equally compelling obsessions with maternity and subjectivity. And we are fortunate to have these three concerns brought together by Barbara Gelpi's Shelley's Goddess.
Hoeveler, Diane, "Review of Shelley’s Goddess: Maternity, Language and Subjectivity by Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi" (1993). English Faculty Research and Publications. 65.