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Browning and Conversation - E.A.W. St.George

Browning and Conversation

Hardcover Published: 8th February 1993
ISBN: 9780333559079
Number Of Pages: 235

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Browning's world is essentially interactive, a dramatized process drawing speaker and reader together. This volume argues that Browning's poems both encourage and require the kind of engagement typically required of the Victorians in their conversations, and explores what Victorians thought conversation was and how it functioned in their society. To value the conversational in Browning's poetry is to value the unscripted and inordinate. This book poses questions about the sources and narrative structures of the verse, even its layout on the page. By examining a series of specific poems in the context of Victorian conversation and society, Andrew St George offers the modern reader a new way of appreciating some of Browning's most significant work.

Preface - Acknowledgements - Introduction - Victorian Conversation and Victorian Reading - Browning and Conversation - Conversation and Narrative: Red Cotton Night-Cap Country - The Inn Album - 1876-1883: Paconiarotto and How He Worked in Distemper etcetera - Imagined Parleyings and Imagined Conversations - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333559079
ISBN-10: 033355907X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 235
Published: 8th February 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.0  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 2