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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.
Englisch.
English poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English poetry.
Industrie dans la littérature.
Industries in literature.
Literature.
London (England) -- In literature.
London (Motiv)
Londres (Angleterre) dans la littérature.
Londres (GB) -- Littérature anglaise -- 1800.
Lyrik.
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]
©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
England
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8114265
(OCoLC)ocm08114265
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Thesing, William B.
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