236 pages, 8.96 × 6.06 × 0.74 in
June 10, 2014
University of Delaware Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1611495202
ISBN - 13: 9781611495201
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Concept of Liminality and Marvell's Liminal Life
Chapter 3: "Upon Appleton House": Marvell's Portrait of a Liminal Realm
Chapter 4: Blending the Arts in the Act of Creation: "The Garden"
Chapter 5: In-Between Life and Art: Marvell's Mower and Nymph
The Mower Poems
"The Nymph Complaining for the Death of her Fawn"
Chapter 6: Smoke and Mirrors:
"On a Drop of Dew,"
"Eyes and Tears" and "Mourning"
Chapter 7: In-Between Concept and Understanding: "The Definition of Love"
Chapter 8: Marvell's "Soul" and "Body": The Dialogue Continues
About the Author
From the Publisher
The work is an interdisciplinary study of the major lyric poems of 17th-century British metaphysical poet Andrew Marvell. It invites Marvell readers to view the poet and some of his representative lyrics in the context of the anthropological concept of liminality and the in-between aspects of experience. Utilizing multidisciplinary and multi-media contexts in a broad matrix of experience, the study would appeal to scholars in English history, English literature, early modern culture, sociology, psychology, visual arts, horticulture, linguistics, and anthropology.
About the Author
Joan Faust is professor of English at Southeastern Louisiana University. She serves on the editorial board of the journal Explorations in Renaissance Culture, is the Executive Secretary of the Andrew Marvell Society, and represents the Andrew Marvell Society on the Executive Board of the South-Central Renaissance Conference.
[T]he most illuminating approach to Marvell's work that I've found. . . .Faust is to be commended for her superb marshaling of secondary sources.