Graveyard Poetry: Religion, Aesthetics and the Mid-Eighteenth-Century Poetic Condition


Eric Parisot

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 194 pages

File size: 2.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

In the first book-length study of this important poetic mode, Parisot suggests that graveyard poetry is closely connected to the mid-eighteenth-century aesthetic revision of poetics. Parisot reads poetry by Robert Blair, Edward Young and Thomas Gray as a series of poetic experiments that attempt to accommodate changing religious and reading practices and translate religious concerns about death and salvation into parallel reconsiderations of poetic authority, agency, death and afterlife.