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The ghost behind the masks : the Victorian poets and Shakespeare, W. David Shaw

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The ghost behind the masks : the Victorian poets and Shakespeare
Title
The ghost behind the masks
Title remainder
the Victorian poets and Shakespeare
Statement of responsibility
W. David Shaw
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Ghost behind the Masks, W. David Shaw traces Shakespeare{u2019}s influence on nine Victorian poets: Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, Christina Rossetti, Thomas Hardy, Matthew Arnold, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Algernon Swinburne, Arthur Hugh Clough, and George Meredith. Often, he writes, the transparency of Shakespeare's influence on Victorian poets and the degree of their engagement with Shakespeare exist in inverse ratio. Instead of imitating a play by Shakespeare or merely quoting his lines, a Victorian poet may embrace more elusive elements of rhetoric and style, adapting them to his or her own ends. Shaw argues that the most Shakespearean attribute of the Victorian poets is not their addiction to any particular trope or figure of speech but their reticence, the classical restraint of their great monologues, and their sudden descent from grandeur to simplicity. He explores such topics as man-made law versus natural right, Stoic fatalism versus self-reliance, and the sanity of lunatics, lovers, and poets versus the madness of commonplace minds. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shaw, W. David
Dewey number
821/.8/0938
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR595.A34
LC item number
S528 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Victorian literature and culture series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • English poetry
  • Aesthetics, Modern
  • Poetics
  • Great Britain
Label
The ghost behind the masks : the Victorian poets and Shakespeare, W. David Shaw
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Pt. 1. Poetic beginnings -- Word and love games: Berowne and Ida's prince -- The trespass of intimacy: artists in crime -- Pt. 2. Hamlet's afterlives -- Toils of fate: Dickens, Hamlet, and Malvolio -- The angel of dust: a god in exile -- Pt. 3. Shades of King Lear -- Thou, nature, art my goddess: the garden and the heath -- A choral mind trap: Hardy and the homilists -- Wisdom and wit: Lear's fool to Dagonet -- The end of illusion: Childe Roland and Caliban -- Pt. 4. Grace and death -- A toil of grace: Cleopatra and her heirs -- Off the edge: end games and elegy -- The hills are shadows: time the devourer -- Oracle meets wit: the promised end
Control code
852488393
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780813935447
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013023499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)852488393
Label
The ghost behind the masks : the Victorian poets and Shakespeare, W. David Shaw
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Pt. 1. Poetic beginnings -- Word and love games: Berowne and Ida's prince -- The trespass of intimacy: artists in crime -- Pt. 2. Hamlet's afterlives -- Toils of fate: Dickens, Hamlet, and Malvolio -- The angel of dust: a god in exile -- Pt. 3. Shades of King Lear -- Thou, nature, art my goddess: the garden and the heath -- A choral mind trap: Hardy and the homilists -- Wisdom and wit: Lear's fool to Dagonet -- The end of illusion: Childe Roland and Caliban -- Pt. 4. Grace and death -- A toil of grace: Cleopatra and her heirs -- Off the edge: end games and elegy -- The hills are shadows: time the devourer -- Oracle meets wit: the promised end
Control code
852488393
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780813935447
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013023499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)852488393

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