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George Eliot, Poetess free pdf The position of George Eliot's poetry within Victorian poetry and within her own canon is crucial for an accurate picture of the writer, as Wendy S. Williams shows in her in-depth examination of Eliot's poetry and her role as poetess. Williams argues that even more clearly than her fiction, Eliot's poetry reveals the development of her belief in sympathy as a replacement for orthodox religious views. With knowledge of the Bible and a firm understanding of society's expectations for female authorship, Eliot consciously participated in a tradition of women poets who relied on feminine piety and poetry to help refine society through compassion and fellow-feeling. Williams examines Eliot's poetry in relationship to her gender and sexual politics and her shifting religious beliefs, showing that Eliot's views on gender and religion informed her adoption of the poetess persona. By taking into account Eliot's poetess treatment of community and motherhood, Williams suggests, readers come to view her not only as a writer of fiction, an intellectual, and a social commentator, but also as a woman who longed to nurture, participate in, and foster human relationships.

About Wendy S. Williams

Wendy Williams is Visiting Assistant Professor in the John V. Roach Honors College at Texas Christian University, USA.

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Author : Wendy S. Williams
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing Limited
Data Published : 28 July 2014
ISBN : 1472437934
EAN : 9781472437938
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 176 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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