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Lyric Time : Dickinson and the Limits of Genre - Sharon Cameron

Lyric Time

Dickinson and the Limits of Genre

Paperback Published: 1st August 1981
ISBN: 9780801821165
Number Of Pages: 296
For Ages: 22+ years old

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"Lyric Time" offers a detailed critical reading of a particularly difficult poet, an analysis of the dominance of temporal structures and concerns in the body of her poetry, and finally, an important original contribution to a theory of the lyric.

Poised between analysis of Emily Dickinson's poetic texts and theoretical inquiry, "Lyric Time" suggests that the temporal problems of Dickinson's poems are frequently exaggerations of the features that distinguish the lyric as a genre. "It is precisely the distance some of Dickinson's poems go toward the far end of coherence, precisely the outlandishness of their extremity, that allows us to see, magnified, the fine workings of more conventional lyrics, " writes Sharon Cameron.

"Lyric Time" is written for the literary audience at large-- Dickinsonians, romanticists, theorists, anyone interested in American poetry, or in poetry at all, and especially anyone who admires a risky book that succeeds.

ISBN: 9780801821165
ISBN-10: 0801821169
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st August 1981
Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.89 x 15.32  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.47