Mourning and Panegyric: The Poetics of Pastoral Ceremony

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This work is primarily a genre study, aiming both at enlarging the canon of pastoral texts and at theorizing generical development in a comparative context. Addressed to a general audience of poetry enthusiasts as well as students of genre theory and specialists in the field, the book takes as its examples the twin pastoral genres of funeral elegy and marriage hymns. Schenck establishes in her introduction that the strategies she isolates in elegies and epithalamia govern lyric processes more generally; that in fact every ...

Mourning and Panegyric: The Poetics of Pastoral Ceremony 2008, Penn State University Press, University Park, PA

ISBN-13: 9780271028255

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