Sincerity's shadow : self-consciousness in British romantic and mid-twentieth-century American poetry (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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Sincerity's shadow : self-consciousness in British romantic and mid-twentieth-century American poetry

Author: Deborah Forbes
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In essays comparing poets as seemingly different in context and temperament as Wordsworth and Adrienne Rich, Lord Byron and Anne Sexton, John Keats and Elizabeth Bishop, Forbes reveals unexpected convergences of poetic strategy. A lively and convincing dialectic is sustained through detailed readings of individual poems. By preserving the possible claims of sincerity longer than postmodern criticism has tended to,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Geschichte 1798-2004
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Forbes
ISBN: 0674011880 9780674011885
OCLC Number: 52644366
Awards: Nominated for MLA Prize for Independent Scholars 2003
Description: viii, 244 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Personal Universal: Sincerity as Integrity in the Poetry of Wordsworth and Rich --
2. Before and After: Sincerity as Form in the Poetry of Wordsworth, Lowell, Rich, and Plath --
3. Sincerity and the Staged Confession: The Monologues of Browning, Eliot, Berryman, and Plath --
4. Drama of Breakdown and the Breakdown of Drama: The Charismatic Poetry of Byron and Sexton --
5. Agnostic Sincerity: The Poet as Observer in the Work of Keats, Bishop, and Merrill.
Responsibility: Deborah Forbes.

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Ever since Wordsworth redefined poetry as "the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings," poets in English have sought to represent a "sincere" self-consciousness through their work. Forbes's  Read more...

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The ambitious project undertaken by Deborah Forbes in Sincerity's Shadow is to reinvigorate sincerity as a critical concept...Overall...this is a wonderfully stimulating book, which should energize Read more...

 
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