Last things : Emily Brontë's poems

Janet Gezari

At present, Emily Bronte's poetry is more frequently celebrated than read. Ironically, the very uniqueness of her poems has made them less interesting to current feminist critics than other poems written by Victorian women. Last Things seeks to reinstate Emily Bronte's poems at the heart of Romantic and Victorian concerns while at the same time underlining their enduring relevance for readers today. It presents the poems as the achievement of a powerfully independent mind responding to her own inner experience of the world and seeking always an abrogation of human limits compatible with a stern morality. It develops Georges Bataille's insight that it doesn't matter whether Bronte had a mystical experience because she 'reached the very essence of such an experience'. Although the book does not discuss all of Bronte's poems, it seeks to be comprehensive by undertaking an analysis of individual poems, the progress she made from the beginning of her career as a poet to its end, her poetical fragments and her writing practice, and her motives for writing poetry. For admirers of Wuthering Heights, Last Things will bring the concerns and methods of the novel into sharper focus by relating them to the poems.

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  • Introduction: And First
  • 1. Last Things
  • 2. Fathoming 'Remembrance'
  • 3. Outcomes and Endings
  • 4. Fragments
  • 5. The First Last Thing
  • 6. Posthumous Bronte

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書名 Last things : Emily Brontë's poems
著作者等 Gezari, Janet
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2007
ページ数 183 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9780199298181
NCID BA81334072
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス