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The Resource Allegories of one's own mind : melancholy in Victorian poetry, David G. Riede

Allegories of one's own mind : melancholy in Victorian poetry, David G. Riede

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Allegories of one's own mind : melancholy in Victorian poetry
Title
Allegories of one's own mind
Title remainder
melancholy in Victorian poetry
Statement of responsibility
David G. Riede
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Perhaps because major Victorians like Thomas Carlyle and Matthew Arnold proscribed Romantic melancholy as morbidly diseased and unsuitable for poetic expression, critics have neglected or understated the central importance of melancholy in Victorian poetry. Allegories of One's Own Mind re-directs our attention to a mode that Arnold was rejecting as morbid but also acknowledging when he disparaged the widely current idea that the highest ambition of poetry should be to present an allegory of the poet's own mind. This book shows how early Victorian poets suffered from and railed against what they perceived to be a "disabling post-Wordsworthian melancholy" - we might refer to it as depression - and yet benefited from this self-absorbed or love-obsessed state, which ironically made them more productive."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Riede, David G
Dewey number
821/.809353
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR595.M34
LC item number
R54 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • Melancholy in literature
Label
Allegories of one's own mind : melancholy in Victorian poetry, David G. Riede
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Melancholy and Victorian poetry -- Tennyson's hollow oes and aes -- Elizabeth Barrett and the emotion of the trapped -- "Filthy rags of speech" : Browning's melancholy optimism -- Edward Fitzgerald : melancholy, orientalism, aestheticism
Control code
58055314
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 226 pages
Isbn
9780814290859
Isbn Type
(cd)
Lccn
2005005578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Allegories of one's own mind : melancholy in Victorian poetry, David G. Riede
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Melancholy and Victorian poetry -- Tennyson's hollow oes and aes -- Elizabeth Barrett and the emotion of the trapped -- "Filthy rags of speech" : Browning's melancholy optimism -- Edward Fitzgerald : melancholy, orientalism, aestheticism
Control code
58055314
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 226 pages
Isbn
9780814290859
Isbn Type
(cd)
Lccn
2005005578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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