A blueprint of his dissent: madness and method in Tennyson's poetry

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Bucknell University Press, 1989 - Literary Criticism - 137 pages
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A systematic examination of five poems by Tennyson revealing a subtle encoding by the poet of a multi-level criticism of Victorian mores. The dementia of Tennyson's mad speakers is shown to arise from problematic Victorian conflicts about faith, duty, death, and the suppression of desire.

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Acknowledgments
9
The Emerging Pattern
17
The Pillar and the Pillory
32
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