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Kingsley's Muscular Poetics

Tucker, Herbert
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Article
Author
Tucker, Herbert
Abstract
Although Kingsley acknowledged his own deficiency in the visionary gifts of the greatest poets, not only he but numerous contemporaries held poetry to be his true literary calling. This judgment has not been confirmed by posterity, which receives Kingsley as a writer of fictional and controversial prose. Yet a poetics of strenuous compensation informs much of his output, at both thematic and prosodic levels. His grapple with the sensed but inarticulate meaningfulness of worldly phenomena made him a minor poet whose continuing interest consists, to a considerable degree, in its embodiment of the same widely shared realist problematic that also left its mark on most of the Victorian poets we now know better and rank higher.
Language
English
Published
Routledge, forthcoming 2021
Published Date
forthcoming 2021
Collection
Libra Open Repository
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