A Moment's Monument: Revisionary Poetics and the Nineteenth-Century English Sonnet

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780838636305: A Moment's Monument: Revisionary Poetics and the Nineteenth-Century English Sonnet

A Moment's Monument: Revisionary Poetics and the Nineteenth-Century English Sonnet argues that the history of the sonnet in the last century is more than a decorative strand in its literary fabric. To a large extent, this book is about Wordsworth, who discovers, through Milton, that at the heart of the sonnet's power as a form is the trope of synecdoche, which he connects up with the very moment and act of representation - thereby "inventing" the visionary Romantic sonnet. The authority he gains by this discovery immediately reflects not only on his work, which until that moment had rarely included the sonnet, but also on the work of many major poets after him. The book also discusses Wordsworth's rejection of a sentimental mode of sonnet writing popularized by female poets of his day; instead Wordsworth insists on a "manly" (his word) employment of the form that transforms the voice of private sentiment into the voice of public, bardic authority.
Seven chapters take up readings of sonnets by Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, D. G. Rossetti, Hopkins, and, to draw out the implications of this study into our own century, Robert Frost. Close readings of individual Wordsworth sonnets in chapter 1 sketch out a constellation of themes and tropes, as well as a fundamental, revisionary poetic that the very form of the sonnet tropes. Both those tropes and that procedure are problematized and, in some cases, deconstructed by subsequent poets. Far from accepting Wordsworth's visionary claim for the sonnet, this study goes on to show how profoundly those claims were critiqued.
For all their admiration, the post-Wordsworth poets reveal in their own sonnet writing an exploration of the powerful metaphorics and self-reflexive authority that characterize the primary mode of Wordsworth's sonnets. Furthermore, each poet confronts philosophical and imaginative dilemmas that Wordsworth himself either evades, or what may be the same thing, simply does not perceive as problems. And each poet's resistance to Wordsworth is primarily registered through his troping of the revisionary structure of the sonnet that Wordsworth invested with such power. The readings demonstrate that the obsession with the form throughout the nineteenth century is the record of these poets' engagement with the relationship of poetic form to temporality and historicity, and with the century's deepening aestheticism.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

WAGNER, JENNIFER ANN
Published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers
ISBN 10: 0838636306 ISBN 13: 9780838636305
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0838636306

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 58.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jennifer Ann Wagner
Published by Associated University Presses, United States (1996)
ISBN 10: 0838636306 ISBN 13: 9780838636305
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Associated University Presses, United States, 1996. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This book is a genre history that traces the second life, in the nineteenth century, of a poetic form that had enjoyed its original heyday three hundred years earlier. Bookseller Inventory # ANB9780838636305

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 69.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jennifer Ann Wagner
Published by Associated University Presses, United States (1996)
ISBN 10: 0838636306 ISBN 13: 9780838636305
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Associated University Presses, United States, 1996. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This book is a genre history that traces the second life, in the nineteenth century, of a poetic form that had enjoyed its original heyday three hundred years earlier. Bookseller Inventory # ANB9780838636305

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 80.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jennifer Ann Wagner
Published by Associated University Presses, United States (1996)
ISBN 10: 0838636306 ISBN 13: 9780838636305
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Associated University Presses, United States, 1996. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. This book is a genre history that traces the second life, in the nineteenth century, of a poetic form that had enjoyed its original heyday three hundred years earlier. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780838636305

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 99.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Jennifer Ann Wagner
Published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (1998)
ISBN 10: 0838636306 ISBN 13: 9780838636305
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0838636306

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 102.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Jennifer Ann Wagner
Published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Pr (1996)
ISBN 10: 0838636306 ISBN 13: 9780838636305
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Pr, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 254 pages. 9.75x6.75x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0838636306

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 115.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Jennifer Ann Wagner
ISBN 10: 0838636306 ISBN 13: 9780838636305
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. This book is a genre history that traces the second life, in the nineteenth century, of a poetic form that had enjoyed its original heyday three hundred years earlier. This bo.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 254 pages. 0.530. Bookseller Inventory # 9780838636305

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 109.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds