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The Lyric Poem and Aestheticism: Forms of Modernity

Marion Thain


This book analyses the remaking of lyric poetry in Victorian modernity, challenging and transforming existing narratives of the modern formation of the ‘lyric’ genre through engagement with a body of work that larger-scale genre histories elide. As cultural and philosophical shifts were challenging the fundamental generic identity of ‘lyric’, aestheticist poets seemed to turn insistently to forms from the past. Yet might those antique forms be understood in relation to the pressures of modernity? How might they have been used to reimagine lyric‘s presence in the modern world? This book argues ... More

Keywords: Lyric, Poetry, Modernity, Aestheticism, Victorian, Form, Modernism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474415668
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415668.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marion Thain, author
New York University