Poetic Meditations on Death: A Gothic and Romantic Literary Genre of the Long Eighteenth Century (16 (BOK)

Poetic Meditations on Death: A Gothic and Romantic Literary Genre of the Long Eighteenth Century (16 (BOK)

Evert Jan van Leeuwen

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This anthology of graveyard poetry is designed to make available to students of English language literature this once popular but now rather obscure genre of eighteenth-century verse. It contains foundational graveyard poems, innovative and original variations, notable and frivolous imitations, and several odd and noteworthy transformations by British and American poets. This work is aimed at students of English and American literature. It brings together in one volume, for the first time, some of the most popular and nfluential religious and spiritually contemplative poems of the mid-eighteenth century, as well as notable and original imitations and adaptations. The anthology illustrates that the genre of graveyard poetry was a transatlantic phenomenon that lasted well into the nineteenth century, to which both popular and serious poets - even a poet laureate - contributed. The diverse selection of poems emphasizes the genre's religious roots, but equally shows how the later eighteenth-century fashion for sentimental melancholy, aesthetic development in Romanticism, and the popular gothic craze helped transform and prolong the genre's popular appeal.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Forfatter Evert Jan van Leeuwen Forlag
The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
ISBN 9780773442658 Antall sider 340
Dimensjoner 15cm x 21cm x 2,2cm Vekt 419 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 , Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, Literary studies: poetry & poets