By Jordan Kistler

Arthur O'Shaughnessy's occupation as a usual historian within the British Museum, and his consequent preoccupation with the position of labor in his existence, presents the context with which to reexamine his contributions to Victorian poetry. O'Shaughnessy's engagement with aestheticism, socialism, and Darwinian concept should be traced to his occupation as a Junior Assistant on the British Museum, and his conception of the weight of getting to generate profits outdoor of artwork. utilising broad archival learn, Jordan Kistler demonstrates that faraway from being only a minor poet, O'Shaughnessy used to be on the vanguard of later Victorian avant-garde poetry. Her analyses of released and unpublished writings, together with correspondence, poetic manuscripts, and medical notebooks, reveal O'Shaughnessy's value to the cultural milieu of the 1870s, fairly his contributions to English aestheticism, his function within the importation of decadence from France, and his targeted place inside of modern debates on technology and literature.

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