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Published: 29 January 2019

208 Pages | 25 halftones

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198792352

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Street Songs

Writers and urban songs and cries, 1800-1925

Daniel Karlin

Clarendon Lectures in English

  • An engaging volume on how poets and novelists have made use of street songs and cries from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, with particular focus on nineteenth and early twentieth century writers
  • Studies works by William Wordsworth, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Walt Whitman, George Gissing, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Marcel Proust
  • Enables readers to think more widely and comparatively about the way street songs have been incorporated into literary works
  • Offers original and innovative readings of the 'one-legged sailor' in James Joyce's Ulysses and the figure of the child singer in Elizabeth Barrett Browning's poetry
  • Richly illustrated throughout and written in a clear, jargon-free style