Ballad collection, lyric, and the canon : the call of the popular from the Restoration to the New Criticism (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Ballad collection, lyric, and the canon : the call of the popular from the Restoration to the New Criticism

Author: Steve Newman
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The humble ballad, defined in 1728 as "a song commonly sung up and down the streets," was widely used in elite literature in the eighteenth century and beyond. Authors ranging from John Gay to William Blake to Felicia Hemans incorporated the seemingly incongruous genre of the ballad into their work. Ballads were central to the Scottish Enlightenments theorization of culture and nationality, to Shakespeare's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Newman
ISBN: 9780812240092 081224009X
OCLC Number: 76898019
Description: 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Why there no poetic justice in The beggar's opera : ballad, lyric, and the semiautonomy of culture --
Scots songs in the Scottish Enlightenment : pastoral, progress, and the lyric split in Allan Ramsay, John Home, and Robert Burns --
Addressing the problem of a lyric history : collecting Shakespeare's songs/Shakespeare as song collector --
Ballads and the problem of lyric violence in Blake and Wordsworth --
Reading as remembering and the subject of lyric : child ballads, children's ballads, and the New Criticism.
Responsibility: Steve Newman.

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Compelling and insightful, Ballad Collection, Lyric, and the Canon makes an important contribution to our understanding of the ballad and its long-ranging impact on the institution of literature.  Read more...

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"A timely contribution to the growing area of interest in popular culture, particularly as it affects the long eighteenth century."-Murray Pittock, University of Manchester "Elegant and original in Read more...

 
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