Women Writers and Poetic Identity: Dorothy Wordsworth, Emily Bronte and Emily Dickinson

Women Writers and Poetic Identity: Dorothy Wordsworth, Emily Bronte and Emily Dickinson

by Margaret Homans
     
 

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How does the consciousness of being a woman affect the workings of the poetic imagination? With this question Margaret Homans introduces her study of three nineteenth-century women poets and their response to a literary tradition that defines the poet as male. Her answer suggests why there were so few great women poets in an age when most of the great novelists

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How does the consciousness of being a woman affect the workings of the poetic imagination? With this question Margaret Homans introduces her study of three nineteenth-century women poets and their response to a literary tradition that defines the poet as male. Her answer suggests why there were so few great women poets in an age when most of the great novelists were women.

Originally published in 1981.

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ISBN-13:
9780691609805
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/14/2014
Series:
Princeton Legacy Library Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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