Fins de Sicle: English Poetry in 1590, 1690, 1790, 1890, 1990 Elaine Scarry

ISBN: 9780801849282

Published: December 1st 1994

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160 pages


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Fins de Sicle: English Poetry in 1590, 1690, 1790, 1890, 1990  by  Elaine Scarry

Fins de Sicle: English Poetry in 1590, 1690, 1790, 1890, 1990 by Elaine Scarry
December 1st 1994 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 160 pages | ISBN: 9780801849282 | 4.40 Mb

These essays are about previous ends of centuries, but are also themselves fin-de-sicle instruments and achievements. They will become part of any future study of our own time.--Peter Sacks, The Johns Hopkins University.In Les Fins de Sicle ElaineMoreThese essays are about previous ends of centuries, but are also themselves fin-de-sicle instruments and achievements.

They will become part of any future study of our own time.--Peter Sacks, The Johns Hopkins University.In Les Fins de Sicle Elaine Scarry brings together an eminent group of contributors to examine a subject that increasingly occupies our thoughts as this century--and this millennium--approaches an end. Arranged chronologically, the chapters treat English poetry and culture at successive turns-of-the-century.

The result is a rich picture of the ways calendar and culture affect one another. Even if we must pass through our own centurys turn unprotected, these pictures from the past provide an array of models that may prove useful: the book shows us portraits of the fin de sicle as a radical invitation to political distribution (Braudy), as a prolonged kiss (McGann), as an assassin (Vendler), and even as an Hegelian reader, curled up in an easy chair wishing to exempt itself from the rest of the century (de Grazia).

The number of great poets who wrote at their centurys end--Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare--works to deepen our attention to the poetry now emerging in the 1990s.



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