By Stephen C. Behrendt
This compelling examine recovers the misplaced lives and poems of British girls poets of the Romantic period. Stephen C. Behrendt finds the variety and variety in their writings, providing new views at the paintings of dozens of girls whose poetry has lengthy been missed or marginalized in conventional literary background.
British Romanticism used to be regarded as a cultural circulation outlined by means of a small team of male poets. This publication delivers ladies 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 studies. He subsequent examines using specific genres, together with the sonnet and diverse different lengthy and brief kinds. within the concluding chapters, Behrendt explores the effect of nationwide identification, supplying the 1st huge learn of Romantic-era poetry by means of girls from Scotland and eire.
In convalescing the lives and paintings of those girls, Behrendt unearths their lively participation in the wealthy cultural group of writers and readers during the British Isles. This research could be a key source for students, lecturers, and scholars in British literary stories, women's stories, and cultural history.
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