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    Wendy S. Williams (Author)

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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.
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  • PDF | 170 pages
  • Wendy S. Williams (Author)
  • Routledge: Revised ed. edition (28 July 2014)
  • English
  • 6
  • Poetry, Drama Criticism

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