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The London muse : Victorian poetic responses to the city / William B. Thesing.

Athens : University of Georgia Press, [1982] .
ISBN 9780820306193, 0820306193

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Subjects City and town life in literature.
England -- London.
English poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English poetry.
Industrie dans la littérature.
Industries in literature.
London (England) -- In literature.
London (Motiv)
Londres (Angleterre) dans la littérature.
Londres (GB) -- Littérature anglaise -- 1800.
Poésie anglaise -- 19e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Poésie anglaise -- Thèmes, motifs.
Villes -- Littérature anglaise -- 1800.
Villes dans la littérature.
Series South Atlantic Modern Language Association award study.
Description xviii, 230 pages ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date [1982]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-226) and index.
Contents chapter 1. Romantic versions of the city: The celestial city in the poetry of Blake, Wordsworth, and Tennyson -- Blake's urban vision: the poetry of communal renewal -- Wordsworth's urban vision: distant glimpses and "hurdy-gurdy" involvement -- Tennyson's urban vision: historical tremors and hysterical tremblings -- chapter 2. Realism versus escapism, 1850-1870: The call to treat the city realistically -- The indeterminacy of Clough's poetry about the city -- Alexander Smith: the city and the country -- Matthew Arnold: the promise of urban repose in the future -- Walker and Buchanan: groping and coping in the city -- chapter 3. The urban volcano, 1870-1890: Society's equilibrium challenged by depression and riots -- Hopkins and Patmore: the active crater -- Noel and Morris: from observation to revolution -- James Thomson: the city as wasteland -- chapter 4. The poetry of the nineties: New ways to write poetry about the city -- Forms and types of poetry about London -- Locker-Lampson, Dobson, and Binyon: diminished visions -- Wilde and Symons: the cult of artifice and impressionism -- Henley and Davidson: London's energies -- Epilogue: Continuities: the urban responses of D.H. Lawrence and T.S. Eliot.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area Great Britain
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8114265
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WorldCat Identities Thesing, William B.
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