The Resource Reading women's poetry, Laurence Lerner

Reading women's poetry, Laurence Lerner

Label
Reading women's poetry
Title
Reading women's poetry
Statement of responsibility
Laurence Lerner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Until quite recently, anthologies of English poetry contained very few poems by women, and histories of English poetry gave little space to women poets. How should poetry lovers respond? This book begins by suggesting four possible responses: the conservative, which claims that women have not written many good poems; individual recuperation, which salvages some fine poems by women but without altering the general view of English poetry; alternative canon, which claims that women do not write the same kind of poetry as men, so that their work should be judged by different standards; and cultural recuperation, which claims that women's poetry is a cultural phenomenon, and should be read and studied without subjecting it to any aesthetic tests. All these positions can be defended. This book is about reading women's poems, rather than forming theories about them: it explores the experience of reading Aphra Behn, Elizabeth Browning, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson and many others. Beginning with Katherine Philips, the first Englishwoman to achieve fame as a poet, it covers three centuries to the work of Sylvia Plath and Stevie Smith. It is hoped that the form of discussion of the selected poems will be helpful in engaging further with women poets of all calibres. Do women write differently than men? The author assumes no predetermined answer but is willing to ask the question - and in order to do so he compares poems by women with poems by men, exploring similarities and differences: thus Lady Mary Wortley Montagu is discussed with Alexander Pope, Emily Dickinson with Gerard Manley Hopkins and Elizabeth Browning with her husband. Poems by women can be related to the time they were written and first admired, or to our views on women's history, or to our expectations of what poetry can offer - but above all they should be enjoyed. And that is the faith in which this book is written."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lerner, Laurence
Index
index present
LC call number
PR111
LC item number
.L47 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • American poetry
  • Poetry
  • American poetry
  • English poetry
  • Poetry
  • Frauenlyrik
  • Frauenlyrik
  • Frauenlyrik
  • Frauenlyrik
  • Englisch
  • Frauenlyrik
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • Englisch
  • Autorschaft
  • Geschlechtsunterschied
  • Englisch
Label
Reading women's poetry, Laurence Lerner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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 -- Augustan & Romantic. Anne Finch ; Furious Sappho: Pope and Lady Mary ; Vile dependence: complaints of marriage ; Women against slavery: Hannah More ; Charlotte Smith ; Romanticism & Politics -- The nineteenth century. The breaking heart: Mrs. Hemans and L.E.L. ; The Brownings ; Marian Erle's fate worse than death ; Emily Brontë ; Prepare your fortitude: George Elliot ; Christina Rossetti ; Three Radicals ; Emily Dickinson ; The moon's dropped child: Charlotte Mew -- The twentieth century. Ecriture Féminine & Modernism: a note ; The Americans ; Marianne Moore ; Elizaneth Bishop ; Two readings: H.D. & Denise Levertov ; Ways of being modern: Edna St Vincent Millay ; The radicalisation of Gwendolyn Brooks? ; Sylvia Plath ; The English ; Elizabeth Daryush ; Ruth Pitter ; Kathleen Raine ; Stevie Smith -- Aurora Leigh or what it is like to me a woman poet? -- A name onf on'e own
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 194 pages
Isbn
9781845193379
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009002325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)298782228
  • (OCoLC)ocn298782228
Label
Reading women's poetry, Laurence Lerner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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 -- Augustan & Romantic. Anne Finch ; Furious Sappho: Pope and Lady Mary ; Vile dependence: complaints of marriage ; Women against slavery: Hannah More ; Charlotte Smith ; Romanticism & Politics -- The nineteenth century. The breaking heart: Mrs. Hemans and L.E.L. ; The Brownings ; Marian Erle's fate worse than death ; Emily Brontë ; Prepare your fortitude: George Elliot ; Christina Rossetti ; Three Radicals ; Emily Dickinson ; The moon's dropped child: Charlotte Mew -- The twentieth century. Ecriture Féminine & Modernism: a note ; The Americans ; Marianne Moore ; Elizaneth Bishop ; Two readings: H.D. & Denise Levertov ; Ways of being modern: Edna St Vincent Millay ; The radicalisation of Gwendolyn Brooks? ; Sylvia Plath ; The English ; Elizabeth Daryush ; Ruth Pitter ; Kathleen Raine ; Stevie Smith -- Aurora Leigh or what it is like to me a woman poet? -- A name onf on'e own
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 194 pages
Isbn
9781845193379
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009002325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)298782228
  • (OCoLC)ocn298782228

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