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After the heavenly tune : English poetry and the aspiration to song

Author: Marc Berley
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : Duquesne University Press, ©2000.
Series: Medieval and Renaissance literary studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Combining new and old critical methods in insightful ways that themselves suggest the possibility of a new, inclusive mode of literary criticism, After the Heavenly Tune illuminates a subject central to the history of poetry to a condition of song. In prose that often achieves the condition of music it describes, this study is the first of its kind to analyze the large questions about poetic authority and musical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Berley, Marc.
After the heavenly tune.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : Duquesne University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606429129
Named Person: William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Berley
ISBN: 0820703168 9780820703169
OCLC Number: 43656901
Description: xii, 418 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Plato's "True Musician" and the Trope of Song --
Plato's "True Musician" --
Beyond Aristotelian Praxis --
Platonic Self-Rule and Neoplatonic Frenzy --
Sidney's An Apology for Poetry --
Following the Muses --
De Musica: Augustine and Boethius --
The Music of Poetry --
Shakespeare and the "Sweet Power of Music" --
Music and Merriment in The Merchant of Venice --
"Mark the Music" --
Harmony in Belmont --
The "Sweet Power of Music" --
"The Music of Men's Lives" --
Milton's "Earthy Grossness": Music and the Condition of the Poet --
Early Poems --
"L'Allegro" and "Il Penseroso" --
"To Something Like Prophetic Strain" --
Paradise Lost --
"Singing Robes about Him" --
"Ditties of No Tone": Romantic Aspirations Toward Song and Silence --
The "Awful Burthen" --
Consciousness and "Straggling Sounds" --
Blake's Inward and Outward Song --
Wordsworth's "Philosophic Song" --
Shelley's "Mute Music" --
Keats's "Songs of Spring" and Autumn --
"A Tune Beyond Us As We Are": Modernism --
"Ennobling Harmony" --
Emerson, Whitman, Dickinson, Pound --
W.B. Yeats: "Singing School" --
Wallace Stevens: "Silence Made Still Dirtier" --
Conclusions: Speech, Silence, Song.
Series Title: Medieval and Renaissance literary studies.
Responsibility: Marc Berley.

Abstract:

"Combining new and old critical methods in insightful ways that themselves suggest the possibility of a new, inclusive mode of literary criticism, After the Heavenly Tune illuminates a subject central to the history of poetry to a condition of song. In prose that often achieves the condition of music it describes, this study is the first of its kind to analyze the large questions about poetic authority and musical aspiration."--Jacket.

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