By Stephen C. Behrendt
This compelling learn recovers the misplaced lives and poems of British ladies poets of the Romantic period. Stephen C. Behrendt finds the variety and variety in their writings, supplying new views at the paintings of dozens of girls whose poetry has lengthy been overlooked or marginalized in conventional literary historical past.
British Romanticism was regarded as a cultural move outlined through a small workforce of male poets. This e-book delivers girls poets their right position within the literary culture of the time. Behrendt first methods the topic thematically, exploring the ways that the poems addressed either public issues and personal reports. He subsequent examines using specific genres, together with the sonnet and diverse different lengthy and brief varieties. within the concluding chapters, Behrendt explores the impression of nationwide id, offering the 1st large examine of Romantic-era poetry through ladies from Scotland and eire.
In getting better the lives and paintings of those girls, Behrendt unearths their energetic participation in the wealthy cultural neighborhood of writers and readers through the British Isles. This learn may be a key source for students, academics, and scholars in British literary stories, women's reports, and cultural history.
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