Blackwell Guides to Literature: Victorian Poetry Now: Poems and Poetics

Editor/Author Cunningham, Valentine
Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Wiley

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ISBN: 978-0-631-20826-6
Category: Language & Literature - British literature
Book Status: Available

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

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