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5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating read, 14 Nov 2005
Dr. N. A. Haeffner (London, U.K.) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Studies In Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Literature Series) (Paperback)
This is a really lucid and engrossing guide to the poet and her times. The book makes an excellent job of weaving the verse into the wider historical and political context of 19th England. Detailed readings of her work help to explore and sometimes explode the myths that have collected around Barrett Browning, offering a portrait of the artist as a free thinker whose ideas still have the power to question the dominant ideologies of our time. Although theoretically informed, the book does not get mired in long expositions of Foucault or Derrida but rather sticks closely to a detailed account of the work and its contexts. The book is essential reading for anyone studying 19th century English literature and will be of general interest to anyone who would like to know more about the poet.
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