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- DescriptionThis guide examines the production and reception of poetry by a range of women writers - predominantly although t exclusively writing in English - from Sappho through Anne Bradstreet and Emily Bronte to Sylvia Plath, Eavan Boland and Susan Howe. Women's Poetry offers a thoroughgoing thematic study of key texts, poets and issues, analysing commonalities and differences across diverse writers, periods, and forms. The book is alert, throughout, to the diversity of women's poetry. Close readings of selected texts are combined with a discussion of key theories and critical practices, and students are encouraged to think about women's poetry in the light of debates about race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, and regional and national identity. The book opens with a chrology followed by a comprehensive Introduction which outlines various approaches to reading women's poetry. Seven chapters follow, and a Conclusion and section of useful resources close the book. Key Features * Wide-ranging and flexible in scope, giving detailed consideration to widely-taught poets, texts, periods and issues * Introduces themes, questions and perspectives applicable to the work of other less familiar writers * Encourages informed discussion of the difficulties of defining a discrete genre of 'women's poetry' * Offers valuable introductory and supplementary guidance for students * Discusses in detail poems by Margaret Cavendish, Anne Bradstreet, Sara Coleridge, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson, Edith Sitwell, Amy Lowell, Sylvia Plath, Ruth Fainlight, Grace Nicholls, Eavan Boland, Kathleen Jamie, Jackie Kay and Carol Ann Duffy.
- Author BiographyJo Gill is Lecturer in Twentieth-Century Literature at The University of Exeter. Author of Anne Sexton: Confessional Poetry and Contemporary Poetics (forthcoming, University of Florida Press). Editor of Modern Confessional Writing: New Critical Essays (forthcoming, Routledge, 2005) and The Cambridge Companion to Sylvia Plath (Cambridge UP, forthcoming, 2005).
- Author(s)Jo Gill
- PublisherEdinburgh University Press
- Date of Publication13/09/2007
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleEdinburgh Critical Guides to Literature
- Place of PublicationEdinburgh
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintEdinburgh University Press
- Weight117 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byAndy Mousley,Martin Halliwell
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