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Author Matthews, Samantha.

Title Poetical remains : poets' graves, bodies, and books in the nineteenth century / Samantha Matthews
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (x, 310 pages) : illustrations
Contents Reading the poet's grave with Rossetti -- 'Nothing but dust': resurrecting Burns -- 'The grave of a poetess' -- Bringing home Keats and Shelley -- Wordsworth in 'The churchyard among the mountains' -- Thomas Hood in the cemetery -- Poets' Corner, Browning, and the hero as poet -- 'The last chapter': Alfred Lord Tennyson and the red, white, and blue
Summary In 1862 Dante Gabriel Rossetti buried his unpublished poems in his dead wife's grave; in 1869 he dug them up and published them. This innovative cultural history, drawing on emerging disciplines of book history and death studies, explores the many strange stories about the deaths of Romantic and Victorian poets, and the 'last words', books, relics, memorials, and objects that survived them. - ;What happens to poets' genius when they die? The peculiar affinity which was felt to exist between their physical and literary 'remains' - their bodies and books - is the subject of this original cultura
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-301) and index
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Subject Authors and readers -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Cemeteries in literature.
Dead in literature.
Death in literature.
English poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Human body in literature.
Poets in literature.
Poets, English -- 19th century -- Death.
Poets, English -- 19th century -- Tombs.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191514489 (electronic bk.)
9780191514487 (electronic bk.)