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Author Lerro, Menotti, author

Title Autobiographical poetry in England and Spain, 1950-1980 : narrating oneself in verse / by Menotti Lerro
Published Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017


Description 1 online resource (235 pages)
Contents Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Part One: The Autobiographical Genre; Introduction; 1. The Critical Debate; 2. Autobiography in Verse and in Prose; Part Two: The Difficult Sixties; Introduction; 3. Seamus Heaney and Jaime Gil de Biedma; 4. Thom Gunn and Carlos Barral; Concluding Notes; Appendix; Bibliography
Summary The volume traces the founding critical theories of the autobiographical genre, from the Enlightenment period to the most recent developments, which, since the Sixties and the essays of Roy Pascal and Jean Starobinski, have had a greater and greater influence. It offers - in contrast to the essential, and by now classic, definition of Philippe Lejeune - an increased effectiveness of the poem to express the narrative purposes of autobiography, recognizing poetic writing that has the extraordinary ability to say what "the mortal language does not say," to quote Leopardi. The works of Seamus Hean
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Translated from the Italian
Subject Autobiographical poetry, English -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Autobiographical poetry, Spanish -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Autobiography in literature.
Literature & literary studies.
POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Autobiographical poetry, English.
Autobiography in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781443874847
Other Titles Raccontarsi in versi. English