Figures of Memory: Poetry, Space, and the Past by C. ArmstrongFigures of Memory: Poetry, Space, and the Past by C. Armstrong

Figures of Memory: Poetry, Space, and the Past

byC. Armstrong

Hardcover | April 23, 2009

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Through incisive readings of ten poets from William Wordsworth to Alice Oswald, this book shows how poets have engaged with the possibilities and pitfalls of memory. Linking poets’ uses of personal, aesthetic, and collective memory, as well as history, the book provides a new critical template for understanding how literature engages with the past.
CHARLES ARMSTRONG is Professor in British Literature at the University of Bergen, Norway. His publications include Romantic Organicism and Postcolonial Dislocations (co-edited with Oyuun Hestetun), as well as articles in The Coleridge Bulletin, Literature and Theology and the Nordic Journal of English Studies.
Title:Figures of Memory: Poetry, Space, and the PastFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:April 23, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230223532

ISBN - 13:9780230223530


Table of Contents

Introduction: The Returns of the Past
Multiplicity and Mourning: Wordsworth, Christina Rossetti, Tennyson
Weird Wests: Victorian and Post-Victorian Displacements of Nostalgia
Modernism, Tradition, and Organicism in T. S. Eliot and Heaney
Other Times: Contemporary Poetry’s Breaks with the Past
Conclusion: Imperfect Hindsight