Sensibility and Female Poetic Tradition, 1780-1860: The Legacy of Charlotte Smith

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Arguing that the end of the eighteenth-century witnessed the emergence of an important female poetic tradition, Claire Knowles analyzes the poetry of several key women writing between 1780 and 1860. Knowles provides important context by demonstrating the influence of the Della Cruscans in exposing the constructed and performative nature of the trope of sensibility, a revelation that was met with critical hostility by a literary culture that valorised sincerity. This sets the stage for Charlotte Smith, who pioneers an ...

Sensibility and Female Poetic Tradition, 1780-1860: The Legacy of Charlotte Smith 2009, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9780754669753

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