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The Angelic Sins of Jones Very

von Clayton, Sarah Turner   (Autor)

America's Transcendentalists wanted to speak as gods, but few were so religiously exalted as Jones Very - nor did they want to be. Very lived the life of a mystic, speaking alternately as a nineteenth-century Jeremiah and the new American Messiah, for less than two years. During the period of his transfiguration, he wrote verse that was powerful and pure. It was not widely read, perhaps even suppressed, for while Jones Very's deep, if narrow, poetry fascinated his contemporaries, his life appalled them. His exaltation was his sin; the verse that grew out of his exaltation was angelic. To complicate the modern reader's response to Very's small corpus of magnificent verse is the larger body of mediocre poetry that he wrote after he "recovered" from his experience. As the millennium approaches, his ecstatic verse speaks more strongly than ever before. This book tells why.

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America's Transcendentalists wanted to speak as gods, but few were so religiously exalted as Jones Very - nor did they want to be. Very lived the life of a mystic, speaking alternately as a nineteenth-century Jeremiah and the new American Messiah, for less than two years. During the period of his transfiguration, he wrote verse that was powerful and pure. It was not widely read, perhaps even suppressed, for while Jones Very's deep, if narrow, poetry fascinated his contemporaries, his life appalled them. His exaltation was his sin; the verse that grew out of his exaltation was angelic. To complicate the modern reader's response to Very's small corpus of magnificent verse is the larger body of mediocre poetry that he wrote after he "recovered" from his experience. As the millennium approaches, his ecstatic verse speaks more strongly than ever before. This book tells why. 

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"Sarah Clayton's study investigates and seeks to explain the reception of Jones Very's work, from his day to ours, and to speculate upon its future reception. This is an illuminating look at the factors that make and break literary reputations, as well as at shifting public and critical expectations. It is, in addition, a valuable overview of criticism on Very, especially little-known nineteenth-century criticism. It will be an important starting point for future Very scholarship." (Helen R. Deese, Professor Emerita of English, Tennessee Technological English) 

Autoreninfo

The Author: Sarah Turner Clayton lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, Jim, and travels extensively. A former Postdoctoral Associate at Georgia State University, this is her first publication. 

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Medium: Buch
Format: Gebunden
Seiten: XIII, 213
Sprache: Englisch
Erschienen: März 1999
Sonstiges: .63378
Maße: 239 x 159 mm
Gewicht: 434 g
ISBN-10: 0820433780
ISBN-13: 9780820433783
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