Lyric Time: Dickinson and the Limits of Genre

Lyric Time: Dickinson and the Limits of Genre

by Sharon Cameron
     
 

Lyric Time offers a detailed critical reading of a particularly difficult poet, an analysis of the dominance of temporal structures and concerns in the body of her poetry, and finally, an important original contribution to a theory of the lyric.

Poised between analysis of Emily Dickinson's poetic texts and theoretical inquiry, Lyric Time suggests

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Lyric Time offers a detailed critical reading of a particularly difficult poet, an analysis of the dominance of temporal structures and concerns in the body of her poetry, and finally, an important original contribution to a theory of the lyric.

Poised between analysis of Emily Dickinson's poetic texts and theoretical inquiry, Lyric Time suggests that the temporal problems of Dickinson's poems are frequently exaggerations of the features that distinguish the lyric as a genre. "It is precisely the distance some of Dickinson's poems go toward the far end of coherence, precisely the outlandishness of their extremity, that allows us to see, magnified, the fine workings of more conventional lyrics," writes Sharon Cameron.

Lyric Time is written for the literary audience at large--Dickinsonians, romanticists, theorists, anyone interested in American poetry, or in poetry at all, and especially anyone who admires a risky book that succeeds.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801821165
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
09/19/1981
Series:
Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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