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Cunningham, Valentine

Victorian Poetry Now: Poets, Poems and Poetics

Cunningham, Valentine - Victorian Poetry Now: Poets, Poems and Poetics, ebook

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This book is the definitive guide to Victorian poetry, which its author approaches in the light of modern critical concerns and contemporary contexts.
  • Valentine Cunningham exhibits encyclopedic knowledge of the poetry produced in this period and offers dazzling close readings of a number of well-known poems
  • Draws on the work of major Victorian poets and their  works as well as many of the less well-known poets and poems
  • Reads poems and poets in the light of both Victorian and modern critical concerns
  • Places poetry in its personal, aesthetic, historical, and ideological context
  • Organized in terms of the Victorian anxieties of self, body, and melancholy
  • Argues that rhyming/repetition is the major formal feature of Victorian poetry
  • Highlights the Victorian obsession with small subjects in small poems
  • Shows how Victorian poetry attempts to engage with the modern subject and how its modernity segues into modernism and postmodernism

Keywords: 19th Century English Literature, Nineteenth century literature, Rossetti, Tennyson, Swinburne, Robert Browning, Gerard Manley Hopkins

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2011
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Blackwell Guides to Literature
Page amount
288 pages
Category
Litterary Studies
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781444340426
Printed ISBN
9780631208266

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