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Post-structuralist Readings of English Poetry - Richard Machin

Post-structuralist Readings of English Poetry

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Published: 30th March 1987
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A group of leading critics have been invited to offer close readings of well-known poetic texts from the established canon of English literature. The volume is organised historically, with texts ranging from the Renaissance, Augustan and Romantic periods through to the twentieth century. All the essays are motivated by ideas and debates in critical theory and will prove a challenge to conventional valuations and ways of construing literary history. By combining theory and practical application, this volume should prove particularly helpful to those keen to pursue the implications of current critical theory.

Notes on contributors
Introduction
Presentation and representation in the Renaissance lyric: the net of words and the escape of the gods
Speculations: Macbeth and source
Trust and transgression: the discursive practices of Much Ado about Nothing
Donne's praise of folly
Love and death in 'To His Coy Mistress'
Towards the autonomous subject in poetry: Milton's 'On His Blindness'
Pope among the formalists: textual politics and 'The Rape of the Lock'
Gray's 'Elegy': inscribing the twilight
From topos to trope, from sensibility to Romanticism: Collins's 'Ode To Fear'
Sex and history in The Prelude (1805): Books IX to XIII
Bounding lines: The Prelude and critical revision
Coleridge and the deluded reader: 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'
Evening star and evening land
Ozone: an essay on Keats
Strategies of containment: Tennyson's In Memoriam
Topography and tropography in Thomas Hardy's 'In Front of the Landscape'
Yeats in theory
The spider and the weevil: self and writing in Eliot's early poetry
Frost's thanatography
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ISBN: 9780521315838
ISBN-10: 0521315832
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 30th March 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.53