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By Jordan Kistler

Arthur O'Shaughnessy's profession as a typical historian within the British Museum, and his consequent preoccupation with the position of labor in his lifestyles, presents the context with which to reexamine his contributions to Victorian poetry. O'Shaughnessy's engagement with aestheticism, socialism, and Darwinian thought should be traced to his profession as a Junior Assistant on the British Museum, and his conception of the weight of getting to become profitable outdoor of paintings. applying wide archival study, Jordan Kistler demonstrates that faraway from being purely a minor poet, O'Shaughnessy used to be on the leading edge of later Victorian avant-garde poetry. Her analyses of released and unpublished writings, together with correspondence, poetic manuscripts, and medical notebooks, display O'Shaughnessy's significance to the cultural milieu of the 1870s, quite his contributions to English aestheticism, his position within the importation of decadence from France, and his detailed place inside of modern debates on technology and literature.

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