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The Resource Second person singular : late Victorian women poets and the bonds of verse, Emily Harrington

Second person singular : late Victorian women poets and the bonds of verse, Emily Harrington

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Second person singular : late Victorian women poets and the bonds of verse
Title
Second person singular
Title remainder
late Victorian women poets and the bonds of verse
Statement of responsibility
Emily Harrington
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Language
eng
Summary
Emily Harrington offers a new history of women{u2019}s poetry at the turn of the century that breaks from conventional ideas of nineteenth-century lyric, which focus on individual subjectivity. She argues that women poets conceived of lyric as an intersubjective genre, one that seeks to establish relations between subjects rather than to constitute a subject in isolation. Moving away from canonical texts that contribute to the commonly held notion that lyric poetry is an utterance made in solitude, Harrington explores the work of Christina Rossetti, Augusta Webster, A. Mary F. Robinson, Alice Meynell, and Dollie Radford to show how nineteenth-century poetic conventions shaped and were shaped by concepts of intimacy. Writing about relationships that are familial, divine, sexual, literary, and musical, these poets reconsidered the dynamics of absence and presence, and subject and object, that are at the heart of the lyric enterprise. Harrington locates these poets' theories of intimacy not only in their formal poetic practice but also in diverse prose works such as prefaces, literary and devotional essays, and unpublished letters and diaries. By analyzing various patterns of versification and modes of address, she articulates new ways of thinking about the bonds of verse and enlarges our understanding of verse culture in the late nineteenth century. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1975-
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Harrington, Emily
Dewey number
821/.8099287
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR595.W6
LC item number
H37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Victorian literature and culture series
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  • English poetry
  • English poetry
  • Lyric poetry
Label
Second person singular : late Victorian women poets and the bonds of verse, Emily Harrington
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"I, for thou callest such": Christina Rossetti's heavenly intimacy -- "Appraise love and divide": measuring love in Augusta Webster's Mother and daughter -- The strain of sympathy: A. Mary F. Robinson, the new arcadia and Vernon Lee -- "Be loved through thoughts of mine": Alice Meynell's intimate distance -- "So I can wait and sing": Dollie Radford's poetics of waiting -- Conclusion: Mary E. Coleridge and the second person plural
Control code
867423863
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 231 pages
Isbn
9780813936123
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013044115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)867423863
Label
Second person singular : late Victorian women poets and the bonds of verse, Emily Harrington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"I, for thou callest such": Christina Rossetti's heavenly intimacy -- "Appraise love and divide": measuring love in Augusta Webster's Mother and daughter -- The strain of sympathy: A. Mary F. Robinson, the new arcadia and Vernon Lee -- "Be loved through thoughts of mine": Alice Meynell's intimate distance -- "So I can wait and sing": Dollie Radford's poetics of waiting -- Conclusion: Mary E. Coleridge and the second person plural
Control code
867423863
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 231 pages
Isbn
9780813936123
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013044115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)867423863

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