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Retreat into the mind : Victorian poetry and the rise of psychiatry / by Ekbert Faas.

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Subject: English poetry > 19th century > History and criticism.
Psychoanalysis and literature > Great Britain.
Psychology and literature > History > 19th century.
Psychiatry > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
Dramatic monologues > History and criticism.
Poetry > Psychological aspects.
Psychology in literature.
Poetry > history
Psychiatry > history.
Poésie anglaise > 19e siècle > Histoire et critique.
Psychologie dans la littérature.
Psychologie et littérature > Histoire > 19e siècle.
Psychanalyse et littérature > Histoire > 19e siècle.
Monologues dramatiques > Histoire et critique.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781400861675
  • ISBN: 1400861675
  • ISBN: 9780691601588
  • ISBN: 0691601585
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (viii, 312 pages)
  • Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1988.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-297) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 1. Dramatic or psychological monologue?: The dramatic monologue and Victorian criticism -- The dramatic monologue and its precedents -- Psychological poetry and mental science -- 2. The new mental science: Introspective psychology -- Mesmerism -- Psychological medicine -- 3. The psychological school of poetry: beginnings: The evolution of the new genre -- Critics and poets vis-a-vis mental scientists -- The age of introspection -- 4. The psychological school of poetry: origins: Robert Browning -- Alfred Tennyson -- From introspection to psycho-analysis -- 5. Precedents I: the romantic "science of feelings": Self-analysis versus spontaneity -- Unconscious creativity and its limits -- Emotions recollected in tranquillity -- Simulated spontaneity and self-dramatization -- Toward the dramatic monologue -- 6. Precedents II: Shakespeare: The linguistic and prosodic model -- Shakespeare and the alienists -- Shakespeare's psychology and pre-romantic criticism -- 7. Dead end: Matthew Arnold: The search for the buried self -- The greater romantic lyric In extremis -- Matthew Arnold and psychology -- Empedocles on Etna and spasmodic drama -- Maud, or the way out of the impasse -- 8. The psychological school of poetry: patterns: Opening, setting, and listener -- Situation, action, and conclusion -- Dramatic narrative and psychological revivification -- 9. The psychological school of poetry: contents: Relativist versus traditional morality -- The psychology of murder and suicide -- The psychology of history -- From reverie to insanity -- From case history to surrealistic effusion -- 10. Swinburne, or the psychopathology of poetic creation: Dramatizations of the perverse -- Insane artists and alienist biographers -- A poetics of madness and revolt -- Epilogue: Toward a poète maudit aesthetic.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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