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The Resource Victorian soul-talk : poetry, democracy, and the body politic, Julia F. Saville

Victorian soul-talk : poetry, democracy, and the body politic, Julia F. Saville

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Victorian soul-talk : poetry, democracy, and the body politic
Title
Victorian soul-talk
Title remainder
poetry, democracy, and the body politic
Statement of responsibility
Julia F. Saville
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores the decades between the Reform Acts of 1832 and 1884 when British poets such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Arthur Hugh Clough, Robert Browning, and Algernon Charles Swinburne, along with their transatlantic contemporary Walt Whitman, defended the civil rights of disenfranchised souls as Western nations slowly evolved toward modern democracies with shared transnational connections. For in the decades before the new science of psychology transformed the soul into the psyche, poets claimed the spiritual well-being of the body politic as their special moral responsibility. Exploiting the rich aesthetic potential of language, they created poetry with striking sensory appeal to make their readers experience the complex effects of political decisions on public spirit. Within contexts such as Risorgimento Italy, Civil War America, and Second Empire France, these poets spoke from their souls to the souls of their readers to reveal insights that eluded the prosaic forms of fiction, essay, and journalism."-- Page 4 of cover
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Cataloging source
YDX
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1951-
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Saville, Julia F.
Dewey number
821/.809
Index
index present
LC call number
PR595.H5
LC item number
S28 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture
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  • English poetry
  • Politics and literature
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • English poetry
  • Politics and literature
Label
Victorian soul-talk : poetry, democracy, and the body politic, Julia F. Saville
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-290) 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
Introduction: poetic soul-talk and civic virtue -- Transnational republican and feminist: the political ethics of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's soul poetics -- "Citizen Clough," the "Soul's own soul," and the dangers of complying -- "Talk inside the soul" with Robert Browning's "Saviour of society" -- "The hum of your valved voice": Walt Whitman's soul and his democratic soul politic -- "Souls overcast" and "The shadow-less soul": Swinburne's elemental republicanism
Control code
966593961
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 307 pages
Isbn
9783319525051
Lccn
2017933697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)966593961
Label
Victorian soul-talk : poetry, democracy, and the body politic, Julia F. Saville
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-290) 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
Introduction: poetic soul-talk and civic virtue -- Transnational republican and feminist: the political ethics of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's soul poetics -- "Citizen Clough," the "Soul's own soul," and the dangers of complying -- "Talk inside the soul" with Robert Browning's "Saviour of society" -- "The hum of your valved voice": Walt Whitman's soul and his democratic soul politic -- "Souls overcast" and "The shadow-less soul": Swinburne's elemental republicanism
Control code
966593961
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 307 pages
Isbn
9783319525051
Lccn
2017933697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)966593961

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