Victorian Pastoral: Tennyson, Hardy, and the Subversion of Forms
Victorian pastoral explores the pastoral poetry of Alfred Tennyson and Thomas Hardy as a way of understanding each poet's relation to the literary past. This exploration of Tennyson's and Hardy's response to and reshaping of a specific genre aims to shed light on each poet's relation to modernist poetics. Owen Schur also presents an overview of the pastoral tradition, suggesting the importance of rhetoric and the play of language to a full understanding of the genre.
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