Blueprint of His Dissent: Madness and Method in Tennyson's Poetry

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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.

Blueprint of His Dissent: Madness and Method in Tennyson's Poetry 1989, Bucknell University Press

ISBN-13: 9780838751510

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