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The poet's mind : the psychology of Victorian poetry 1830-1870, Gregory Tate

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The poet's mind : the psychology of Victorian poetry 1830-1870
Title
The poet's mind
Title remainder
the psychology of Victorian poetry 1830-1870
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Tate
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Poet's Mind is a major study of how Victorian poets thought and wrote about the human mind. It argues that Victorian poets, inheriting from their Romantic forerunners the belief that subjective thoughts and feelings were the most important materials for poetry, used their writing both to give expression to mental processes and to scrutinize and analyse those processes. In this volume Gregory Tate considers why and how psychological analysis became an increasingly important element of poetic theory and practice in the mid-nineteenth century, a time when the discipline of psychology was emerging alongside the growing recognition that the workings of the mind might be understood using the analytical methods of science. The writings of Victorian poets often show an awareness of this psychology, but, at the same time, the language and tone of their psychological verse, and especially their ambivalent use of terms such as 'brain', 'mind', and 'soul', voice an unresolved tension, felt throughout Victorian culture, between scientific theories of psychology and metaphysical or religious accounts of selfhood. The Poet's Mind considers the poetry of Browning, Tennyson, Arnold, Clough, and George Eliot, offering detailed readings of several major Victorian poems and presenting new evidence of their authors' interest in contemporary psychological theory. Ranging across lyric verse, epic poetry, and the dramatic monologue, the book explores the ways in which poetry simultaneously drew on, resisted, and contributed to the spread of scientific theories of mind in Victorian Britain."--Jacket
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BTCTA
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1983-
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Tate, Gregory
Dewey number
821.809353
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR595.P85
LC item number
T38 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford English monographs
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  • English poetry
  • Psychology in literature
  • Thought and thinking in literature
Label
The poet's mind : the psychology of Victorian poetry 1830-1870, Gregory Tate
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tennyson, Browning, and the Poetry of Reflection -- Clough, Arnold, and the Dialogue of the Mind -- Tennyson's Unquiet Brain -- George Eliot's Twofold Mind -- Browning's Epic Psychology
Control code
794367172
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780199659418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794367172
Label
The poet's mind : the psychology of Victorian poetry 1830-1870, Gregory Tate
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tennyson, Browning, and the Poetry of Reflection -- Clough, Arnold, and the Dialogue of the Mind -- Tennyson's Unquiet Brain -- George Eliot's Twofold Mind -- Browning's Epic Psychology
Control code
794367172
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780199659418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794367172

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