Christina Rossetti and the Poetry of Discovery

Christina Rossetti and the Poetry of Discovery

by Katherine J. Mayberry
     
 
Recent feminist scholarship on the poetry of Christina Rossetti testifies to the richness of the Rossetti canon for women's studies, yet there has not until now been a thorough, critically nondenominational foundation upon which Rossetti scholarship can build.

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Recent feminist scholarship on the poetry of Christina Rossetti testifies to the richness of the Rossetti canon for women's studies, yet there has not until now been a thorough, critically nondenominational foundation upon which Rossetti scholarship can build.

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Mayberry maintains that Rossetti used poetry to transform the betrayal and loss she experienced all around her into artifacts of beauty and harmony. Arguing that her secular lyrics often detail interior journeys by women that lead to the discovery of autonomy and self-worth, she continues the line of feminist scholarship on Rossetti that makes her gender a primary issue in both her choice of themes and her decision to remain single. In this useful analogue to Anthony Harrison's Christina Rossetti in Context ( LJ 3/15/88), Mayberry reinforces the view that Rossetti was a painstaking, professional writer and not a haphazardly inspired amateur. For academic and large public libraries.-- Barbara J. Dunlap, City Coll., CUNY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807115299
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1989
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.85(h) x 0.75(d)

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