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Tennysons Name: Identity and Responsibility in the Poetry of Alfred Lord Tennyson Anna Barton

Tennysons Name: Identity and Responsibility in the Poetry of Alfred Lord Tennyson

Anna Barton

Published January 1st 2008
ISBN : 9780754664086
Hardcover
166 pages
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Seeking to understand Tennysons poetry as the work of a man concerned with making and then living up to one of the most famous names in Victorian literature, Anna Barton offers close readings of Tennysons major works. From his obscure beginning asMoreSeeking to understand Tennysons poetry as the work of a man concerned with making and then living up to one of the most famous names in Victorian literature, Anna Barton offers close readings of Tennysons major works. From his obscure beginning as A.T., one of two anonymous brothers, to the height of his success, when he held the impressive title Alfred Lord Tennyson, DCL, Poet Laureate, the development of Tennysons career took place in a period increasingly aware that a name could command considerable cultural capital. From his early lyrics to his Arthurian Idylls, Barton argues, the Laureates keen sense of professional identity forced him to grapple with modern concerns about the ethics of print in order to establish his own responsible poetic.