Abandoned Women and Poetic Tradition by Lawrence Lipking

Abandoned Women and Poetic Tradition

byLawrence Lipking

Paperback | September 15, 1988

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At the heart of poetic tradition is a figure of abandonment, a woman forsaken and out of control. She appears in writings ancient and modern, in the East and the West, in high art and popular culture produced by women and by men. What accounts for her perennial fascination? What is her function—in poems and for writers? Lawrence Lipking suggests many possibilities. In this figure he finds a partial record of women's experience, an instrument for the expression of religious love and yearning, a voice for psychological fears, and, finally, a model for the poet. Abandoned women inspire new ways of reading poems and poetic tradition.

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Lawrence Lipking, the Chester D. Tripp Professor of Humanities at Northwestern University, is an editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature and author of The Ordering of the Arts in Eighteenth-Century England and The Life of the Poet, which is published by the University of Chicago Press.
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Title:Abandoned Women and Poetic TraditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:327 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:September 15, 1988Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226484548

ISBN - 13:9780226484549

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword
Preface
Introduction
1. Ariadne at the Wedding: Abandoned Women and Poetic Tradition
2. Lord Byron's Secret: The School of Abandonment
3. Sappho Descending: Abandonment through the Ages
4. Sappho Descending: Abandonment to the Present
5. The Rape of the Sibyl: Male Poets and Abandoned Women
6. "Could I be like her?" The Example of Women Alone
7. Aristotle's Sister: A Poetics of Abandonment
Notes and Glosses
Index