Ballad Collection, Lyric, and the Canon : The Call of the Popular from the Restoration to the New Criticism

The humble ballad, defined in 1728 as "a song commonly sung up and down the streets," was widely used in elite literature in the eighteenth century and beyond. Authors ranging from John Gay to William Blake to Felicia Hemans incorporated the seemingly incongruous genre of the ballad into their... Ausführliche Beschreibung

Verfasser / Komponist: Newman, Steve, [author.]
Verfasserangabe: Steve Newman.
Medientyp: E-Book
veröffentlicht: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2013]
Umfang: 1 online resource :; 3 illus.
enthält: Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Why There's No Poetic Justice in The Beggar's Opera: Ballads, Lyric, and the Semiautonomy of Culture -- Chapter 2. Scots Songs in the Scottish Enlightenment: Pastoral, Progress, and the Lyric Split in Allan Ramsay, John Home, and Robert Burns -- Chapter 3. Addressing the Problem of a Lyric History: Collecting Shakespeare's Songs/ Shakespeare as Song Collector -- Chapter 4. Ballads and the Problem of Lyric Violence in Blake and Wordsworth -- Chapter 5. Reading as Remembering and the Subject of Lyric: Child Ballads, Children's Ballads, and the New Criticism -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Why There's No Poetic Justice in The Beggar's Opera: Ballads, Lyric, and the Semiautonomy of Culture -- Chapter 2. Scots Songs in the Scottish Enlightenment: Pastoral, Progress, and the Lyric Split in Allan Ramsay, John Home, and Robert Burns -- Chapter 3. Addressing the Problem of a Lyric History: Collecting Shakespeare's Songs/ Shakespeare as Song Collector -- Chapter 4. Ballads and the Problem of Lyric Violence in Blake and Wordsworth -- Chapter 5. Reading as Remembering and the Subject of Lyric: Child Ballads, Children's Ballads, and the New Criticism -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Acknowledgments
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