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Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

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Born in Field Place, near Horsham in Sussex, Shelley was educated at Syon House Academy and Eton, where he acquired the sobriquet "Mad Shelley" for his independent spirit. While at Eton he published Zastrozzi (1810), a Gothic novel. Expelled from Oxford because he refused to retract his atheistic mostra'n més beliefs, Shelley quarreled with his wealthy father and was banished from home. Shelley married impulsively and then abandoned his young wife to run off to Italy with the 16-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (the daughter of the radical feminist and the anarchist philosopher, who was eventually to write Frankenstein). While in Italy, Shelley became close friends with Byron, and the two became objects of endless, notorious rumor. Shelley's personal character was revered by almost everyone who knew him. Extremely generous toward others, frugal with himself, he strove tirelessly for the betterment of humanity. Prometheus Unbound (1820), a lyrical drama in four acts, calls for the regeneration of society through love and for the destruction of all repressive institutions. The Cenci (1819), a verse drama based on real events, is one of the few plays from the romantic period still produced. Shelley's lyrics are marvelously varied and rich in sound and rhythm. Wordsworth regarded him as the best artist among living poets.Adonais (1821), written to honor the memory of John Keats, is one of the supreme elegies in English.The Triumph of Life, which was left incomplete at his death, has been hailed by T. S. Eliot as the nearest approach in English to Dante (see Vol. 2). The "Ode to the West Wind" and "To a Skylark" are anthologized everywhere. Shelley's early death by drowning ended his career just as it was coming into full flower. A revolutionary in his art and life, Shelley is considered by many to be an inspired polemicist and poetic genius. As one of his contemporaries wrote in Etonian (1821), "He is one of the many whom we cannot read without wonder, or without pain. . . ." (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Percy Bysshe Shelley

Prometheus Unbound (1820) 166 exemplars
Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley (1904) 121 exemplars
The Cenci, a tragedy in five acts (1819) 102 exemplars
Ozymandias (1999) 84 exemplars
Selected Poems (1950) 76 exemplars
Zastrozzi and St. Irvyne (1986) 68 exemplars
Zastrozzi (1810) 63 exemplars
Collected Poems (2008) 57 exemplars
Shelley: A Defense Of Poetry (1904) 57 exemplars
Adonais (1902) 40 exemplars
Shelley (1962) 34 exemplars
Poesie (1925) 31 exemplars
The Works of P. B. Shelley (1951) 31 exemplars
The Poems of P.B. Shelley (1971) 30 exemplars
Shelley on Love: An Anthology (1980) 23 exemplars
Shelley: Poetical Works (1970) 22 exemplars
St. Irvyne; or, The Rosicrucian (1810) 21 exemplars
The Poetry of Percy Shelley (2018) 21 exemplars
Poems and Lyrics (1934) 18 exemplars
The sensitive plant (1898) 18 exemplars
Queen Mab (1990) 17 exemplars
The Mask of Anarchy (1973) 15 exemplars
Shelley: Poems 15 exemplars
No despertéis a la serpiente (1997) 14 exemplars
Ode to the West Wind (1992) 14 exemplars
The Odes of Keats and Shelley (1937) 13 exemplars
Essays and Letters (1887) 12 exemplars
Selected Poems (Classics S) (1954) 12 exemplars
Adonais y otros poemas breves (1978) 10 exemplars
Epipsychidion (1821) 9 exemplars
Rosalind And Helen (1975) 9 exemplars
The Witch of Atlas (2008) 8 exemplars
The Revolt Of Islam (1818) 8 exemplars
S.T. Irvine O El Rosacruz (2002) 8 exemplars
Hellas - A Lyrical Drama (1975) 7 exemplars
Fantasmagoriana {Byron, et al.} (1998) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
The Daemon of the World (2009) 6 exemplars
Shelley in Italy; (2021) 5 exemplars
LYRICS AND SHORTER POEMS (1907) 5 exemplars
Peter Bell the Third (2004) 5 exemplars
Opere (1995) 5 exemplars
Defesa da poesia (2001) 5 exemplars
Great Poets : Shelley (2008) 4 exemplars
Prometeo slegato (1997) 4 exemplars
Mont Blanc (1996) 4 exemplars
Poemas de convivencia (2019) 4 exemplars
An Address to the Irish People (1890) 4 exemplars
Poems from Shelley and Keats (1900) 4 exemplars
La necessità dell'ateismo (2012) 3 exemplars
Der entfesselte Prometheus (1820) — Autor — 3 exemplars
Poetry and Prose 3 exemplars
Poemetti e liriche 3 exemplars
A philosophical view of reform (2007) 3 exemplars
La difesa della poesia (2008) 3 exemplars
Poetry of Shelley (1996) 3 exemplars
Dichtungen (2018) — Autor — 3 exemplars
Shelley and His Circle, 1773-1822, Volumes 1 and 2 (1961) — Autor — 3 exemplars
Relics Of Shelley 2 exemplars
De l'amour (1991) 2 exemplars
El triunfo de la vida (2022) 2 exemplars
The Shelley Papers 2 exemplars
Shelley's Works 2 exemplars
Poems by Shelley 2 exemplars
Saggio sul diavolo (2013) 2 exemplars
Poems 2 exemplars
Opere poetiche (2018) 2 exemplars
I ragazzi che amavano il vento (2015) 2 exemplars
To a Skylark [poem] 2 exemplars
A Selection By Isabel Quigly (1956) 2 exemplars
Ensayos Escogidos (2013) 2 exemplars
Gems from Shelley 2 exemplars
The poetical works 2 exemplars
Poems 2 exemplars
Poems of Keats & Shelley (1820) 2 exemplars
The Triumph of Life (2015) 2 exemplars
Selected Lyrics 2 exemplars
Shelley's Critical Prose (1967) 2 exemplars
Two essays on vegetarianism (1975) 2 exemplars
Luuletusi 2 exemplars
Poems from Shelley 2 exemplars
Shelley versei (1992) 2 exemplars
England in 1819 2 exemplars
Poèmes (1970) 2 exemplars
The Reader's Shelley (1942) 2 exemplars
Poesia 2 exemplars
Lyrika 2 exemplars
Shelleyn runoja 1 exemplars
Poems of Shelley 1 exemplars
Shelley's Letters 1 exemplars
Selections from Poems (2003) 1 exemplars
Výbor lyriky 1 exemplars
The Select Works 1 exemplars
Poetical Works (1910) 1 exemplars
Shelley and Keats (1925) 1 exemplars
Keats and Shelley 1 exemplars
Selected works 1 exemplars
Shelley's Poems 1 exemplars
Shelley's Adonais 1 exemplars
Shelly 1 exemplars
Prose Works (2017) 1 exemplars
Triunfo da Vida, O (2001) 1 exemplars
Upper school poems 1 exemplars
Shelley. Liriche. 1 exemplars
Shelley The Cameo Poets (1910) 1 exemplars
Beatrice Cenci 1 exemplars
Poems 1 exemplars
The Poems of Shelley (1961) 1 exemplars
Poems of 1 exemplars
Shelley and His Circle, 1773-1822, Volumes 9 and 10 (2002) — Autor — 1 exemplars
The Wandering Jew: A Poem (1975) 1 exemplars
Den følende Blomst 1 exemplars
Shelley and His Circle (Volumes Three and Four) (1970) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Shelley and His Circle, 1773-1822, Volumes 5 and 6 (1973) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Shelley and His Circle, 1773-1822, Volumes 7 and 8 (1986) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Den sarte mimosa 1 exemplars
La sensitiva (Italian Edition) (2019) 1 exemplars
In difesa della poesia (2019) 1 exemplars
POESIE 1991 (1900) 1 exemplars
Shelley - A Selection (2009) 1 exemplars
Oeuvres choisies 1 exemplars
Poesie e lettere scelte (1996) 1 exemplars
Œuvres choisies 1 exemplars
The Communist Poems 1 exemplars
Selected Poems (unabridged) (1993) 1 exemplars
Liriche e frammenti 1 exemplars
Άδωνις 1 exemplars
Early Poems (1888) 1 exemplars
Poemi e canti 1 exemplars
Valik lüürikat (1998) 1 exemplars
Shelley Day by Day; (2016) 1 exemplars
Poezje wybrane 1 exemplars
Six hymns of Homer 1 exemplars
Everyman's library 1 exemplars
Prologue to Hellas 1 exemplars
Lyrical poems 1 exemplars
Flowers of Fancy (1891) 1 exemplars
The Assassins (2011) 1 exemplars
雲 The Cloud 1 exemplars

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The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Col·laborador — 110 exemplars
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Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry (2020) — Col·laborador — 83 exemplars
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The Faber Book of Gardens (2007) — Col·laborador — 45 exemplars
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
Poetas románticos ingleses (1989) 28 exemplars
The Lakeland Poets: An Illustrated Collection (1991) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
Five Great English Romantic Poets (Dover Thrift) (1993)algunes edicions23 exemplars
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Great Writers and Poets in Ten Volumes (2007) — Autor — 13 exemplars
Englische Essays aus drei Jahrhunderten (1980) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Quest for Permanence: Symbolism of Wordsworth, Shelley and Keats (1959) — Featured Artist — 9 exemplars
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
The Poetry of Snowdonia (1989) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
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Nom normalitzat
Shelley, Percy Bysshe
Nom oficial
Shelley, Percy Bysshe
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
Rome, Italië
Verenigd Koninkrijk
País (per posar en el mapa)
England, UK
Lloc de naixement
Horsham, Sussex, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
Lerici, Sardinia, Italy
Causa de la mort
Llocs de residència
Field Place, Sussex, England, UK
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Casa Magni, Bay of Spezia, Italy
Villa Diodati, Lake Geneva, Switzerland
Sion House School, Brentford, Middlesex, England, UK
Eton College
Oxford University (University College)
Shelley, Mary (echtgenote)
Wurdemann, Audrey (achter-achterkleinkind)
Hunt, Leigh (vriend)
Wollstonecraft, Mary (schoonmoeder)
Godwin, William (schoonvader)
Biografia breu
Percy Bysshe Shelley was born near Horsham, Sussex, England to an aristocratic family. The eldest of six siblings, he was the heir to his grandfather’s considerable estates and his father's seat in Parliament. He attended Syon House Academy and Eton College (where he was miserable) before a brief spell at Oxford University. His first publication was Zastrozzi (1810), a Gothic novel. With his sister Elizabeth, he published Original Poetry by Victor and Cazire. A pamphlet that he wrote and circulated on "The Necessity of Atheism" resulted in his expulsion from Oxford. At age 19, he eloped to Scotland with 16-year-old Harriet Westbrook. Estranged from his father, he went to live in the Lake District of England and in Ireland. Two years later he published his first long serious work, Queen Mab: A Philosophical Poem. His friendship with the philosopher William Godwin in London led to meeting and falling in love with Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, his daughter. In 1814, Shelley and Mary eloped to Europe, but they returned after six weeks for lack of funds. They married in 1816 after Harriet Shelley was found drowned, an apparent suicide. Early in 1818, he and Mary left England forever. During the remaining four years of his life, he produced all his major works, including Prometheus Unbound (1820). Today he is considered one of the finest lyric poets in the English language. The Shelleys traveled and lived in various Italian cities and were part of a circle of Romantic poets and writers including Lord Byron and Leigh Hunt. In 1822, less than a month before his 30th birthday, Shelley was drowned in a storm while trying to sail his schooner from Livorno (Leghorn) to La Spezia, Italy. He was cremated and his ashes buried in the Protestant Cemetery in Rome.



First: The edition is a little rough; paging is broken up by what appears to the the original print pagination; there are also a few minor typographical errors, but nothing (that seems) to change the intended meaning.

On arguments are nothing new to a modern reader on religion and atheism, but it is worthwhile to read to see a historical snapshot in the evolution of such ideas.
dcunning11235 | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Aug 12, 2023 |
Percy Bysshe Shelley nacque il 4 agosto del 1792. Un vero e proprio rivoluzionario avanti lettera. Suo padre era un ricco esponente dell'aristocrazia e membro del Parlamento. Aveva messo da parte per suo figlio una grossa fortuna, ma lui non ne volle sapere di studiare e si fece espellere dall'università di Oxford per avere scritto un libello che fece scalpore intitolato "Necessità dell'ateismo".

Gli venne offerta la possibilità di ritrarre quello che aveva scritto ma egli rifiuto' e a soli 19 anni se ne scappo' con una ragazza di 16 anni, figlia di un semplice oste. Fu diseredato e da quel punto ebbe iniziò la sua vita avventurosa che, come i romantici dell'epoca, fu tutto un romanzo.

Non sembri strano l'accostamento che sto per fare per l'occasione di questo anniversario, ma questa poesia di Shelley mi offre la possibilità di parlare di un aspetto caratteristico della Rete e quindi dei siti sociali: la loro mutabilità. Come quella che, appunto, il giovane poeta Shelley intravede nelle "nuvole".

Esse appaiono nel cielo scintillanti di giorno per poi scomparire nella notte. Il tutto avviene improvvisamente, alla stessa maniera in cui appare e scompare la vita umana. Esse sono simili ai suoni, alle melodie di uno strumento, la lira, che emette toni diversi per diverse esperienze.

Le nuvole scorrono sullo schermo del cielo, sia che noi siamo svegli o addormentati. Pensieri vaganti e volubili ci accompagnano e interferiscono nella nostra mente, spesso alterando anche la nostra felicità. Esse, nell'apparire e scomparire, ci somigliano, siamo come loro. Mutevoli e sfuggenti.

Non pensate, allora, che le nuvole siano come i "post" che appaiono in Rete, che scorrono incessantemente sullo stream di G+, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest e i tanti altri percorsi comunicativi che troviamo in Rete? Proprio come le "nuvole". Ecco la poesia:

We are as clouds that veil the midnight moon;
How restlessly they speed, and gleam, and quiver,

Streaking the darkness radiantly! —yet soon
Night closes round, and they are lost forever:

Or like forgotten lyres, whose dissonant strings
Give various response to each varying blast,
To whose frail frame no second motion brings
One mood or modulation like the last.

We rest.—A dream has power to poison sleep;
We rise.—One wandering thought pollutes the day;
We feel, conceive or reason, laugh or weep;
Embrace fond woe, or cast our cares away:

It is the same!—For, be it joy or sorrow,
The path of its departure still is free:
Man's yesterday may ne'er be like his morrow;
Nought may endure but Mutability.



Noi siamo come nuvole che velano la luna a mezzanotte;
Così irrequiete sfrecciano, sfavillano, fremono,
striando l'oscurità radiosamente! - eppure, subito
la notte si richiude intorno e le cancella:

o come dimenticate lire, le cui corde dissonanti
danno, a ogni diverso soffio del vento, una risposta nuova,
alla cui fragile struttura nessuna vibrazione nuova apporta
un tono o una modulazione simile all'ultimo.

Noi riposiamo, e un sogno ha la forza di avvelenarci il sonno.
Ci alziamo, e un pensiero errante può inquinare il giorno.
Sentiamo, concepiamo o ragioniamo, ridiamo o piangiamo,
ci disperiamo, o gettiamo via ogni affanno:

è tutto uguale! Sia una gioia che un dolore,
il percorso da compiere dal suo abbandono non si è ancora concluso:
l'ieri dell'uomo non può mai essere simile al domani;
niente nel mondo può durare, eccetto la Mutabilità.

Alla tipica maniera romantica, il poeta Shelley subito colloca l'uomo nella sua giusta dimensione: "Siamo nuvole" egli dice. E poi subito aggiunge qualcosa alla caratteristica di essere umani quando paragona gli uomini a cose inventate, usando la similitudine delle "lire dimenticate".

Lo scopo è quello di mettere in evidenza l'eterna condizione umana soggetta al mutamento, al cambiamento. Una condizione sia naturale, come le nuvole che ora sono qui, ora altrove, ora in una forma, in un momento in un'altra, pronte anche a sparire per sempre. E poi, quella lira, dai toni mutevoli, soggetta a stimoli diversi.

Tutto è cambiamento. Proprio come i post, i messaggi, le comunicazioni che scorrono sullo schermo del pc, del cell e di tutti gli altri gadget dedicati alla comunicazione. Tutto scorre, tutto cambia, tutto si trasforma, si confonde, si disperde in una "nuvola" che fa "memoria", si gonfia sempre di più, inconstante, incontrollata e incontrollabile.

Nell'universo romantico di Shelley le nuvole assumono la dimensione dei pensieri e delle emozioni che appaiono e scompaiono nella mente degli uomini. Nell'universo digitale della Rete, i post, i messaggi, le comunicazioni, fatti di invisibili "bits & bytes", proprio come le nuvole, restano pensieri ed emozioni nella grande "bolla" di Google.

Essa tutto inghiotte e tutto restituisce, vera e propria "world wide mind", una Rete che diventa Mente. Sempre eguale a se stessa, ma sempre diversa, perché continuamente alimentata, trasformata, modificata dagli uomini. Proprio come la mente umana. Condannata alla "mutabilità".
… (més)
AntonioGallo | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Aug 3, 2023 |
susangeib | Aug 1, 2023 |
I think this is now my favorite poem/book. I don't think it's the greatest in English, but definitely my favorite.
judeprufrock | Jul 4, 2023 |



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