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Secular lyric : the modernization of the poem in Poe, Whitman, and Dickinson

Author: John Michael
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : FORDHAM University Press, 2018.
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In Secular Lyrics, Michael interrogates the distinctively individual ways that Poe, Whitman, and Dickinson adapt ancient and renaissance conventions of lyric expression to the developing conditions of their modern context, and especially to the heterogeneity of beliefs and believers in a secular society and to the altered or emergent role that literature assumes in a secular age. In close readings of Poe, Whitman,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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(OCoLC)1002291927
Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe; Walt Whitman; Emily Dickinson; Emily Dickinson; Edgar Allan Poe; Walt Whitman
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Michael
ISBN: 9780823279746 082327974X 9780823279739 0823279731
OCLC Number: 1029634170
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The secularization of the lyric : the end of art, a revolution in poetic language, and the meaning of the modern crowd --
Poe's posthumanism : melancholy and the music of modernity --
Poe and the origins of modern poetry : tropes of comparison and the knowledge of loss --
Whitman's poetics and death : the poet, metonymy, and the crowd --
Whitman and democracy : the "withness of the world" and the fakes of death --
The poet as lyric reader --
Dickinson's dog and the conclusion.
Responsibility: John Michael.

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