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Poetry and the Feminine from Behn to Cowper (Hardback)

Jennifer Keith

Edité par University of Delaware Press, United States, 2005
ISBN 10: 1611492653 / ISBN 13: 9781611492651
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Titre : Poetry and the Feminine from Behn to Cowper ...

Éditeur : University of Delaware Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2005

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Poetry and the Feminine from Behn to Cowper revisits the foundations of poetic representation and value for women and men poets of the Restoration and eighteenth century including Aphra Behn, John Dryden, Anne Killigrew, Anne Finch, and Alexander Pope. The author argues that fundamental to poetic innovation in this era are poets revisions of feminine figures such as the muse and Nature. N° de réf. du libraire ANB9781611492651

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Synopsis : Poetry and the Feminine from Behn to Cowper revisits the foundations of poetic representation and value for women and men poets of the Restoration and eighteenth century including Aphra Behn, John Dryden, Anne Killigrew, Anne Finch, and Alexander Pope. The author argues that fundamental to poetic innovation in this era are poets' revisions of "feminine" figures such as the muse and Nature. Feminine Nature serves these poets as an infinitely expandable category of form that allows them to redefine poetry and poetic subjectivity. These poetic innovations include exploring the very grounds of mimesis, dismantling the hierarchy of poetic kinds, and using sensibility to yoke aesthetic and ethical values. Using an inclusive framework, the author presents a history of poetic change through women's and men's complex dialogues with poetic contexts and conventions.

A propos de l'auteur: Jennifer Keith is associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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