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The Advantage of Lyric: Essays on Feeling in Poetry

Barbara Hardy

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Hardcover. 144 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 6.1in. x 0.4in.In the title essay, Professor Hardy argues for the special advantage of lyric over other other literary genres in conveying intense private feelings publicly. She then gives detailed consideraton to the lyric poetry of John Donne, Arthur Hugh Clough, and a group of poets central to the modernist canon: Hopkins, Yeats, Aden, Dylan Thomas, and Sylvia Plath. Those interested in W. H. Auden will find the book of particular value, since Auden occupies a central place in it. W. H. Auden has frequently been held up as the modern example par excellence of a public poet whose works betray relatively little in the way of personal emotion. In the cahpters entitled The Reticence of W. H. Auden, Thirties to Sixties: A Face and a Map barbara Hardy shows the inadequacy of that characterization and opens the way for a fresh appreciation of Audens achievement as a poet. Readers interested in modern poetry genearlly and all readers acquainted with Barara Hardys previous books will the book of importance. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781472505194

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Title: The Advantage of Lyric: Essays on Feeling in...

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Binding: Hardcover

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In the title essay, Professor Hardy argues for the special advantage of lyric over other other literary genres in conveying intense private feelings publicly. She then gives detailed consideraton to the lyric poetry of John Donne, Arthur Hugh Clough, and a group of poets central to the modernist canon: Hopkins, Yeats, Aden, Dylan Thomas, and Sylvia Plath. Those interested in W.H. Auden will find the book of particular value, since Auden occupies a central place in it. W.H. Auden has frequently been held up as the modern example par excellence of a 'public poet' whose works betray relatively little in the way of personal emotion. In the cahpters entitled 'The Reticence of W.H. Auden, Thirties to Sixties: A Face and a Map' barbara Hardy shows the inadequacy of that characterization and opens the way for a fresh appreciation of Auden's achievement as a poet. Readers interested in modern poetry genearlly and all readers acquainted with Barara Hardy's previous books will the book of importance.

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This Bloomsbury Academic Collection consists of a wide-range of classic research studies in Literary Criticism.

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