Time's Witness: Historical Representation in English Poetry, 1603-1660

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University of Wisconsin Press, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 356 pages
Addresses the apparent contradiction between the truth claims of history and the imaginative act of poetry within the unifying (or paradoxical) genre of historical poetry. MacLean (English, Wayne State U.) argues that historical poetry is a form of critical history that demands the active participation of the reader. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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