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|Description:||xvii, 210 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction: two singers --
Song and power: the bard --
'A sound of the heart's unrest': women poets as singers in the nineteenth century --
Hark! Nineteenth-century poetry and the song of birds --
Songs in books (1): Pippa Passes --
Songs in books (2): The Princess --
Aurora Leigh: expressing the old scripture --
Walt Whitman: song and the making of poems --
Thomas Hardy: bygone occasions --
'Columbia recording artist Bob Dylan'.
... he [Karlin] is excellent, as we might expect, on echoes between the Brownings ... in general, this is an intriguing new perspective on an old, ubiquitous metaphor, and at its best, a riverting