Preface; 1. The pre-history of Romantic time; 2. Coleridge's lyric 'moment'; 3. Wordsworth's evening voluntaries; 4. Shelley's 'woven hymns of night and day'; 5. Keats and the 'Luxury of Twilight'; 6. Later inventions.
An exploration of the tradition of evening poetry that flourished with Coleridge, Shelley and Keats.
Christopher Miller is Associate Professor of English at Yale University.
'One of the most striking things about this engaging and scholarly book is the way that it draws to the reader's attention just how many major poems of the late 18th and early 19th century (and beyond) are indeed set in or focused around the crepuscular time of the evening.' Times Higher Education Supplement