The first study to offer an integral theory of love poetry, examining why it is that poetry, even more than other arts, is so consistently associated with romantic love. This is the first study to offer an integral theory of love poetry, examining why it is that poetry, even more than other arts, is so consistently associated with romantic love. Written for non-specialists as well as for academic readers, The Art of Love Poetry delves into the rich tradition of Western love poetry, from Sappho and the Song of Songs to the present day, to consider the various qualities that make poems particularly suited to the representation and expression of love. Ranging widely across different times and traditions, this book considers such topics as the poetic kiss, lyrics of conjugal love, and the role of animals in love poetry.
Erik Gray is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His previous books include The Poetry of Indifference, from the Romantics to the Rubaiyat and Milton and the Victorians. Grand Eagle Retail is the ideal place for all your shopping needs! We are unable to deliver faster than stated.International deliveries will take 1-6 weeks. Please contact Customer Services and request "Return Authorisation" before you send your item back to us. We cannot take responsibility for items which are lost or damaged in transit. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Books". The seller is "grandeagleretail" and is located in this country: US.
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