Category Archives: Shelley (Percy Bysshe)

Byron, Shelley & Greek Independence

A case can be made that Byron and Shelley poems had a tangible effect on the 1820s Greek rebellion.

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Lit & Nature Light Up Same Parts of Brain

The brain doesn’t distinguish between reading about something and actually experiencing it. This has interesting implications for lit.

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Finding Strength in a Time of Covid

Robinson Jeffers offers a poem that reminds us of spiritual resources available to us in these dark days.

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Remembering My Son 20 Years Later

Remembering my oldest son, who died 20 years ago, I turn to Shelley’s elegy for Keats.

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