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Published: 06 January 2013

224 Pages | 3 halftones

5.4 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 9780199659418

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The Poet's Mind

The Psychology of Victorian Poetry 1830-1870

Gregory Tate

Oxford English Monographs

  • Studies Victorian poetry in relation to contemporary psychological theory, helping the reader to understand poetry's place in the exchange of ideas between literature and science
  • Combines a study of the historical and intellectual contexts surrounding Victorian poetry with close readings of the form and language of specific poems
  • Provides new and unpublished evidence, gathered through archival research, of Victorian poets' interest in psychology and psychological theory
  • Gives fresh perspectives on canonical Victorian poems, particularly In Memoriam and Maud , which are regularly studied on undergraduate courses on Victorian literature
  • Combines readings of canonical poems with considerations of less well-known works, such as the writings of the spasmodic poets and the poetry of George Eliot