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Tennyson and the text : the weaver's shuttle

Author: Gerhard Joseph
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1992
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Professor Joseph's 1992 study of Tennyson concentrates on the image of weaving to explore questions of poetic texture and textuality in works such as The Lady of Shalott.

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Named Person: Alfred Tennyson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerhard Joseph
ISBN: 0521413907 9780521413909
OCLC Number: 1014840488
Description: XVI, 274 p. 22 cm
Contents: Preface: from strange diagonal to weaver's shuttle; Part I. Victorian Warp: Perception: 1. Tennyson's stupidity - and ours; 2. Dream houses of 'etherisity': Poe and Tennyson; 3. The aesthetic of particularity and the aesthetic of vagueness: the owl and the eagle; 4. The sharp and the blurred: Julia Margaret Cameron and Tennyson; 5. The mirror and the echo en abyme in Victorian poetry interweave - my lady('s) shuttle: the alienation of work into text; Part II. Victorian Woof: Representative Men and Mystified Women: 6. Homeric competition: mythic reflections of representative men; 7. From sensuous idea to mythic woman: knowledge, wisdom, and Pallas Athene; 8. Tennyson choosing: the three women; 9. Choosing Tennyson: the stranger's hovering sword; 10. Last words: Tennyson's Cymbeline; Bibliography.
Responsibility: Gerhard Joseph.

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"An outstanding work by a distinguished expert on Tennyson's work and intellectual milieu." J. Hillis Miller "A sophisticated exercise in the possibilities of reading, an ambitious utterance by a Read more...

 
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