W. David Shaw's The Ghost behind the Masks: The Victorian Poets and PDF
By W. David Shaw
In The Ghost in the back of the Masks, W. David Shaw traces
Shakespeare’s impression on 9 Victorian poets: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning,
Christina Rossetti, Thomas Hardy, Matthew Arnold, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Algernon Swinburne,
Arthur Hugh Clough, and George Meredith. usually, he writes, the transparency of Shakespeare's
impression on Victorian poets and the measure in their engagement with Shakespeare exist in
inverse ratio. rather than imitating a play by means of Shakespeare or in basic terms quoting his traces, a
Victorian poet could include extra elusive components of rhetoric and magnificence, adapting them to his or
her personal ends.
Shaw argues that the main Shakespearean characteristic of the
Victorian poets isn't their dependancy to any specific trope or determine of speech yet their
reticence, the classical restraint in their nice monologues, and their surprising descent from
grandeur to simplicity. He explores such issues as man-made legislations as opposed to traditional correct, Stoic
fatalism as opposed to self-reliance, and the sanity of lunatics, fanatics, and poets as opposed to the madness
of common minds.
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The Ghost behind the Masks: The Victorian Poets and Shakespeare (Victorian Literature and Culture Series) by W. David Shaw