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A careful longing : the poetics and problems of nostalgia

A careful longing : the poetics and problems of nostalgia

Author: Aaron Santesso
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book examines the emergence of a new genre during the 18th century : the nostalgia poem. Poems ranging from Dryden's Hastings elegy to Crabbe's The Village are reevaluated, showing how works as varied as Gray's Eton College Ode, Macpherson's forged epics, and Goldsmith's The Deserted Village are all part of a doomed literary experiment - an experiment that has nevertheless determined the course of modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Santesso
ISBN: 9780874139457 0874139457
OCLC Number: 67239513
Description: 221 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Elegiac and pastoral nostalgia --
Gray and the emergence of the modern nostalgia poem --
Varieties of historical nostalgia from Gray to Beattie --
Goldsmith and the poetics of nostalgia --
Cowper, Crabbe, and mock-nostalgia.
Responsibility: Aaron Santesso.
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Examines the emergence of a new genre during the eighteenth century: the nostalgia poem. This genre is best understood by reconceiving the premises of nostalgia itself, examining it as first and  Read more...


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