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Quest for Eros [electronic resource] : Browning and 'Fifine' / Samuel B. Southwell.

Author/Creator:
Southwell, Samuel B.
Publication:
Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 1980.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (287 p.)
Subjects:
Browning, Robert, 1812-1889. Fifine at the fair.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Students of Browning have long been puzzled by the discrepancies between the dramatic framework of Fifine and its symbolic development, but these difficulties are resolved in Southwell's explication by a biographical hypothesis. The powerful influence of the memory of his beloved wife, Elizabeth, involved Browning in a deep ambivalence, and Fifine at the Fair represents his effort to escape the effects of the profound inhibitions associated with her memory, while at the same time remaining loyal to it. The poem is itself a flawed quest for Eros. Browning's symbolic vision of sexuality as the
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Fifine and the Love Letters; 3. Truth; 4. Modalities of Woman; 5. The Elegiac Process; 6. Affirmation of the World and the Flesh; 7. Translation of the Quest into Mind; 8. The Cultural Vision; 9. Abandonment of the Quest; 10. Fifine and Browning's Poetic Structure; 11. Background and Milieu; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W
Notes:
Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contains:
Browning, Robert, 1812-1889. Fifine at the fair.
ISBN:
0-8131-6455-9
OCLC:
900345309
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