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The English Elegy: Studies in the Genre from Spenser to Yeats
     

The English Elegy: Studies in the Genre from Spenser to Yeats

by Peter M. Sacks
 

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In an award winning book of literary scholarship, Sacks explores the functions as well as forms of convention and provides an interpretive study of the elegy as a genre. "The English Elegy" is an ambitious and humane book, an eloquent work on the poetry of mourning. (Poetry)

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In an award winning book of literary scholarship, Sacks explores the functions as well as forms of convention and provides an interpretive study of the elegy as a genre. "The English Elegy" is an ambitious and humane book, an eloquent work on the poetry of mourning. (Poetry)

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Journal of Modern Literature.
"Sacks's careful readings, full of suggestive and learned observations ranging from the lexical to the mythic, give this booka cumulative effect that is almost as moving as the elegies themselves."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801834714
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
02/19/1987
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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