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Edward Lear and the Play of Poetry

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Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 05/2019





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Of all the Victorian poets, Edward Lear has a good claim to the widest audience: admired and championed by critics and poets from John Ruskin to John Ashbery, he has also been read, heard, and loved by generations of children. As a central figure in the literature of nonsense, Lear has also shaped the evolution of modern literature, and his work continues to influence and inspire writers and readers today. This collection of essays-the first ever devoted solely to Lear-builds on a recent resurgence of critical interest and asks how it is that the play of Lear's poetry continues to delight, and to challenge our sense of what poetry can be. These seventeen chapters, written by established and emerging critics of poetry, seek to explore and appreciate the playfulness embodied in the poems, and to provide contexts in which it can be better understood and enjoyed. They consider how Lear's poems play off various inheritances (the literary fool, Romantic lyric, his religious upbringing), explore particular forms in which his playful genius took flight (his letters, his queer writings about love), and trace lines of Learical influence and inheritance by showing how other poets and thinkers across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries played off Lear in their turn (Joyce, Stein, Eliot, Auden, Smith, Ashbery, and others).




Sommario

1 - Lear and the Fool
2 - 'One of the Dumms': Edward Lear and Romanticism
3 - Edward Lear and Dissent
4 - 'Some Think Him ... Queer': Loners and Love in Edward Lear
5 - Edward Lear: Celebrity Chef
6 - Falling for Edward Lear
7 - Being and Naughtiness
8 - Fragments Out of Place: Homology and the Logic of Nonsense in Edward Lear
9 - 'The Owl and the Pussy-Cat', and other Poems of Love and Marriage
10 - Playing with Letters: Lear's Episthilarity
11 - The Sense and Nonsense of Weariness: Edward Lear and Gertrude Stein read Tennyson
12 - T. S. Eliot Plays Edward Lear
13 - 'Now Listen, Mr Leer!': Joyce's Lear
14 - Auden's Lear
15 - Drawing Away from Lear: Stevie Smith's Deceitful Echo
16 - Edward Lear's Contribution to British Psychoanalysis
17 - Edward Lear, John Ashbery, and the Pleasant Surprise




Autore

James Williams is a lecturer in English Literature at the University of York. His publications include essays on Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Alfred Tennyson, Samuel Beckett, and Victorian comic verse. He is currently completing a short monograph, Edward Lear, in the Writers and Their Work series (Northcote House). Matthew Bevis is a lecturer in English at the University of Oxford, and Fellow of Keble College. He is the author of The Art of Eloquence: Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, Joyce (OUP, 2007; paperback 2010) and Comedy: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2012), and editor of Some Versions of Empson (OUP, 2007) and The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry (OUP, 2013; paperback 2015).







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ISBN:

9780198833796

Condizione: Nuovo
Dimensioni: 233 x 18.0 x 155 mm Ø 690 gr
Formato: Brossura
Illustration Notes:Over 90 black and white illustrations
Pagine Arabe: 416






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