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- DescriptionAmerica's Transcendentalists wanted to speak as gods, but few were so religiously exalted as Jones Very - r did they want to be. Very lived the life of a mystic, speaking alternately as a nineteenth-century Jeremiah and the new American Messiah, for less than two years. During the period of his transfiguration, he wrote verse that was powerful and pure. It was t widely read, perhaps even suppressed, for while Jones Very's deep, if narrow, poetry fascinated his contemporaries, his life appalled them. His exaltation was his sin; the verse that grew out of his exaltation was angelic. To complicate the modern reader's response to Very's small corpus of magnificent verse is the larger body of mediocre poetry that he wrote after he recovered from his experience. As the millennium approaches, his ecstatic verse speaks more strongly than ever before. This book tells why.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Sarah Turner Clayton lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, Jim, and travels extensively. A former Postdoctoral Associate at Georgia State University, this is her first publication.
- Author(s)Sarah Turner Clayton
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication01/03/1999
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleEarly American Literature and Culture Through the American Renaissance
- Series Part/Volume Number1
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published1999
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Weight430 g
- Width160 mm
- Height230 mm
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