The Female Sublime from Milton to Swinburne

The Female Sublime from Milton to Swinburne

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This imaginative revisionist study of vision, gender, and poetry traces Milton's mark on Shelley, Tennyson, Browning, and Swinburne, showing how the lyric male poet achieves vision at the cost of symbolic blindness and feminization. Catherine Maxwell examines this concept of qbearing blindnessq through a series of mythic, classical figures such as Philomela, Orpheus, and Sappho. This book offers a new interpretative framework for Victorian men's poetry, and provides detailed, extensive re-readings of many major poems.For while we wrestle with the meanings of Boehmea#39;s a#39;tough booka#39;, a#39;lifea#39;s summera#39; slips past. Then, who helps more, pray, to repair our loss - Another Boehme with a tougher book And subtler meanings of what the roses say, - Or some stoutanbsp;...

Title:The Female Sublime from Milton to Swinburne
Author:Catherine Maxwell
Publisher:Manchester University Press - 2001


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