Tennyson among the Novelists

Overview

Until now, the study of literary allusion has focused on allusions made by poets to other poets. In Tennyson Among the Novelists, John Morton presents the first book-length account of the presence of a poet's work in works of prose fiction. 

As well as shedding new light on the poems of Tennyson and their reception history, Morton covers a wide variety of novelists including Thomas Hardy, James Joyce, Evelyn Waugh, and Andrew O'Hagan, offering a ...

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Overview

Until now, the study of literary allusion has focused on allusions made by poets to other poets. In Tennyson Among the Novelists, John Morton presents the first book-length account of the presence of a poet's work in works of prose fiction. 

As well as shedding new light on the poems of Tennyson and their reception history, Morton covers a wide variety of novelists including Thomas Hardy, James Joyce, Evelyn Waugh, and Andrew O'Hagan, offering a fresh look at their approach to writing. Morton shows how Tennyson's poetry, despite its frequent depreciation by critics, has survived as a vivifying presence in the novel from the Victorian period to the present day.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441102379
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 8/24/2010
  • Series: Continuum Reception Studies
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

John Morton is Lecturer in English at the University of Greenwich, UK.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. 'So word by word, and line by line, / The dead man touched me from the past': Theories of Influence
2. 'This is what I call democratic art — the revelation of the poetry which lies in common things.': Tennyson in the Victorian Novel.
3. 'The heat of life in the handful of dust': the Turn of the Century
4. 'I hate great men': Tennyson in the Modernist Novel
5. 'An infant crying in the night': D. H. Lawrence and Tennyson.
6. 'Here at the quiet limit of the world': the 1930s and 1940s. 7. 'Har fleag har fleag har fleag onward': Popular fiction post-1950.
8. 'She has a lovely face:' Ladies of Shalott 1970-1990.
9. 'A Hundred Years After': Tennyson in the 1990s.
10. 'Sweet 'N Low': Tennyson today Bibliography Index

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