The Resource England's ruins : poetic purpose and the national landscape, Anne Janowitz

England's ruins : poetic purpose and the national landscape, Anne Janowitz

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England's ruins : poetic purpose and the national landscape
Title
England's ruins
Title remainder
poetic purpose and the national landscape
Statement of responsibility
Anne Janowitz
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Language
eng
Summary
Anne Janovitz examines the poetry of fragments, and of ruins, in its famous progression from classic to romantic mode and provides a typology of these fragments and a painstaking discrimination of the poetic forms involved. An important contribution of "England's ruins", is its use of generic analysis to provide a "political" dimension to ruins and fragments. Her aim is to historicize the category of 18th century poetry and to find within its own achievements precisely the tensions which led to the emergence of romanticism. "England's ruins" examines the ruin poem tradition, from old English and renaissance texts to the early 19th century, and finds in it a powerful force in the shaping of British national identity and of British nationalism. The pervasive image of ubiquitous decay in 18th century writing was, Janovitz argues, both the literary topos of mortality and a sophisticated ideological bolster for imperialism and stable authority overseas. This book isolates three major lines which together form a genealogy of ruin: the tradition of topographical poetry about ruined castles in the British countryside; the tradition of antiquarianism which gathers together textual fragments and relics into anthologies and miscellanies; and the tradition of "accidental" ruins, poems that remained unfinished but found their way into an aesthetic of incompletion that characterizes the romantic fragment and its modernist heir, the pose assembled out of the ruins of other poems and documents
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DLC
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Janowitz, Anne F
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR508.R84
LC item number
J36 1990
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • English poetry
  • Ruins in literature
  • Politics in literature
  • Landscapes in literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Sublime, The, in literature
  • Romanticism
  • Nationalisme dans la littérature
  • Paysage dans la littérature
  • Politique dans la littérature
  • Poésie anglaise - Histoire et critique
  • Romantisme - Angleterre
  • Ruines dans la littérature
  • Sublime dans la littérature
  • Poésie anglaise
  • Ruines dans la littérature
  • Politique dans la littérature
  • Paysage dans la littérature
  • Nationalisme dans la littérature
  • Romantisme
  • Sublime dans la littérature
  • English poetry
  • Landscapes in literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Politics in literature
  • Romanticism
  • Ruins in literature
  • Sublime, The, in literature
  • Englisch
  • Literatur
  • Lyrik
  • Ruine (Motiv)
  • Lyrik
  • Ruine (Motiv)
  • Geschichte Anfänge-1820
  • England
  • Englisch
Label
England's ruins : poetic purpose and the national landscape, Anne Janowitz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the ruin poem in English -- Ruinists in Rome -- History into landscape : vernacular ruin poetry -- Out of the wasteland : Wordsworth's repair of ruins -- The sublime of ruin : Blake's Jerusalem -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780631167563
Lccn
89027440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)20452616
Label
England's ruins : poetic purpose and the national landscape, Anne Janowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the ruin poem in English -- Ruinists in Rome -- History into landscape : vernacular ruin poetry -- Out of the wasteland : Wordsworth's repair of ruins -- The sublime of ruin : Blake's Jerusalem -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780631167563
Lccn
89027440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)20452616

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