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Unreal Cities: Urban Figuration in Wordsworth, Baudelaire, Whitman, Eliot, and Williams
     

Unreal Cities: Urban Figuration in Wordsworth, Baudelaire, Whitman, Eliot, and Williams

by William Chapman Sharpe
 

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Sharpe (English, Barnard College, Columbia U.) shows how poets from Blake to Williams have constructed "unreal" or archetypal cities from such materials as the biblical accounts of Cain's exile and Babel's confusion, the Whore of Babylon and virginal New Jerusalem. Drawing on Barthes, Benjamin, and Lacan, he offers new readings of the title poets. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780801839726
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
07/01/1990
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.94(d)

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