The Discourse of Self in Victorian Poetry

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University of Virginia Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Poetry - 213 pages
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This book places Victorian poetry within the context of a radical shift over the last 150 years in the key European model for human definition and experience- from the metaphor of self to the metaphor of text. In this innovative approach Warwick Slinn examines the continuities from Hegel to Derrida in order to explain the force and challenge poetry which disrupts the assumptions of idealist lyricism.

  

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Contents

Consciousness as Writing
38
Absence and Desire in Maud
64
Fact and the Factitious in Amours de Voyage
90
Language and Truth in The Ring and the Book
119
The Politics of Self in The Ring and the Book
149
On Poetry as a Significant Discourse
185
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About the author (1991)

E. Warwick Slinn is Senior Lecturer in English at Massey University in New Zealand. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Victorian Studies Centre, University of Leicester, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Sydney. In 1989 he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Virginia and Duke University. He is the author of Browning and the Fictions of Identity.

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