Poetical Remains

Poetical Remains

Poets' Graves, Bodies, and Books in the Nineteenth Century

eBook - 2004
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In 1862 Dante Gabriel Rossetti buried his unpublished poems in his dead wife's grave; in 1869 he dug them up and published them. This innovative cultural history, drawing on emerging disciplines of book history and death studies, explores the many strange stories about the deaths of Romantic and Victorian poets, and the 'last words', books, relics, memorials, and objects that survived them. - ;What happens to poets' genius when they die? The peculiar affinity which was felt to exist between their physical and literary 'remains' - their bodies and books - is the subject of this original cultura.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
ISBN: 9781280845741
1280845740
9780191514487
0191514489
019925463X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 310 pages) : illustrations

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