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Abandoned Women and Poetic Tradition : Women in Culture and Society Series - Lawrence Lipking

Abandoned Women and Poetic Tradition

Women in Culture and Society Series

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Published: 1st January 1988
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At the heart of poetic tradition is a figure of abandonment, a woman forsaken and out of control. She appears in writings ancient and modern, in the East and the West, in high art and popular culture produced by women and by men. What accounts for her perennial fascination? What is her function--"in" poems and "for" writers? Lawrence Lipking suggests many possibilities. In this figure he finds a partial record of women's experience, an instrument for the expression of religious love and yearning, a voice for psychological fears, and, finally, a model for the poet. Abandoned women inspire new ways of reading poems and poetic tradition.

Series Editor's Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Ariadne at the Wedding: Abandoned Women and Poetic Tradition
Lord Byron's Secret: The School of Abandonment
Sappho Descending: Abandonment through the Ages
Sappho Descending: Abandonment to the Present
The Rape of the Sibyl: Male Poets and Abandoned Women
""Could I be like her?"" The Example of Women Alone
Aristotle's Sister: A Poetics of Abandonment
Notes and Glosses
Index
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ISBN: 9780226484549
ISBN-10: 0226484548
Series: Women in Culture and Society Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st January 1988
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.3  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.48