Katharina Lempe

Poetics of Loss

The Elegy in Andrew Motion's Poetry
Reihe: Erlanger Studien zur Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Poetics of Loss
29,90 € *

inkl. MwSt. zzgl. Versandkosten

Als Sofortdownload verfügbar

Varianten:

  • 978-3-643-90606-9
  • 15
  • 2014
  • 248
  • broschiert
  • 29,90
With the removal of death from the public sphere, mourning has become a private matter. At the... mehr
Klappentext
With the removal of death from the public sphere, mourning has become a private matter. At the same time, particularly in poetry, the trend is reversed. An intensely elegiac quality and a focus on absence, death and loss can be observed in contemporary Anglophone poetry.

This study shows the poetry of Andrew Motion in the context of the contemporary elegy, a genre which is at a crossroads between the anti-consolatory refusal to mourn, the inability to move past grief, and the strong wish for redemption from grief. Motion's poetry, which mainly deals with pre-emptive attempts to cope with loss, can be seen as a typical example for the contemporary melancholy mood in poetry.
Zuletzt angesehen