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Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Liberal Thought : Forms of Freedom - by Anna Barton (Hardcover)

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This book explores the relationship between nineteenth-century poetry and liberal philosophy. It carries out a reassessment of the aesthetic possibilities of liberalism and it considers the variety of ways that poetry by William Wordsworth, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Arthur Hugh Clough, George Meredith, Robert Browning, Matthew Arnold and Algernon Charles Swinburne responds to and participates in urgent philosophical, social and political debates about liberty and the rule of law. It provides an account of poetry’s intervention into four different sites where liberalism has a stake: the self, the university, married life and the nation state and it seeks to assert the peculiar capacity of poetry to articulate liberal concerns, proposing poetic language as a means of liberal enquiry.
Number of Pages: 257
Genre: Literary Criticism, Poetry
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Anna Barton
Language: English
Street Date: January 22, 2018
TCIN: 53228065
UPC: 9781137494870
Item Number (DPCI): 248-57-0367

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