Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Top ten books on Percy Bysshe Shelley

In 2005 Julian Roach named a top list of books about Percy Bysshe Shelley for the Guardian.

One title on the list:
Shelley: The Pursuit, by Richard Holmes

Thirty years and more now since the last definitive, indispensable - and so forth - biography of Shelley appeared. In the ordinary succession of things, you'd expect a big new book from someone, somewhere, would by now have been brought to market with much trumpeting as the new definitive, indispensible and so forth bees-knees job. Don't go down to Waterstone's with the sleeping bag to wait for it: Richard Holmes is likely to be the only serious claimant to the title for at least as long again as he has been already. The acknowledged legislator. His colon may be entirely ignored.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue