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The Bow and the Lyre: The Art of Robert Browning

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Title:The Bow and the Lyre: The Art of Robert Browning
Price:GBP£20.00 (about USD$25.10)
Book ID:B009-3027
Quantity:1
Publisher:University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1957
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Near Fine Condition
Dust Jacket:Very Good
University of Michigan Press, 1957, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition

Few poets of comparable stature have so needed a new critic. Browning's mode is ironic, his characters frequently both hero and villain, his techniques those of John Donne. But he was early captured by enthusiasts who misread his poetry to support the cause of virtue - optimism, spirituality, and faith. In this modern critical reading his poetry stands forth once again, freed from fifty years of adoration and abuse. Behind the formidable aura of mid-Victorian moralism Dr. Roma King finds a new poet. To him Browning is the earliest of moderns. No poet has insisted more strenuously on the complexity of human motives, the illusion of appearances, on ambiguity. Mr. King carefully analyzes selected poems in terms of structure, point of view, dramatis personae, imagery, wit, irony, and rhythm. Within this framework of modern criticism, Browning takes his rightful place as a forerunner of Ezra Pound. Mr. King shows the way to a fresh, sensitive appreciation of the nineteenth-century poet who has been loved and hated, but only rarely understood. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 162 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is fully intact, no tears or chips, but carries signs of wear to top and bottom edges, corners etc. & light fading to spine. Top edge brown. Red titles spine;. grey cloth. Includes index & notes. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; Literary Criticism; 19th century; Poetry. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3027.
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