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Title "And never know the joy" : sex and the erotic in English poetry / edited by C.C. Barfoot.
Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2006.

Series DQR studies in literature ; 36
DQR studies in literature ; 36.
Subject English literature -- Themes, motives.
Sex in literature.
Eroticism in literature.
Sex role in literature.
English poetry -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Erotic literature, English -- History and criticism.
Alt Name Barfoot, C. C.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 490 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Preface; Riddling Erotic Identity in Early English Lyrics; Bodies of Knowledge: Embodying Riotous Performance in the Harley Lyrics; The Pronouns of Love and Sex: Thou and Ye Among Lovers in The Canterbury Tales; Reason versus Nature in Dunbar's "Tretis of the Twa Mariit Wemen and the Wedo"; Prick-Song Ditties: Musical Metaphor in the Bawdy Verse of the Early Modern Period; "Cease Thy Wanton Lust": Thomas Randolph's Elegy, the Cult of Venetia, and the Possibilities of Classical Sex; The Nymph's Reply Nine Months Later.
Lowering the Libertine: Feminism in Rochester's "The Imperfect Enjoyment""Upon a Little Lady": Gender and Desire in Early Modern English Lyrics; "Freeborn Joy": Sexual Expression and Power in William Blake's Visions of the Daughters of Albion; Of Melancholy and Mimesis: Social Bond(age)s in Visions of the Daughters of Albion; "Happy Copulation": Revolutionary Sexuality in Blake and Shelley; "Bursting Joy's Grape" in Keats' Odes; "In This Strang Labourinth How Shall I Turne?": Erotic Symmetry in Four Female Sonnet Sequences; Christina Rossetti's "Goblin Market": The Eroticism of Female Mystics.
"To Take Were to Purloin": Sexuality in the Narrative Poems of Christina RossettiRenaissance Erotic in the Poetry of John Addington Symonds; The Brilliance of Gas-Lit Eyes: Arthur Symons' Erotic Auto-Voyeurism Observed; The Erotic in D.H. Lawrence's Early Poetry; Triangulation of Desire in H.D.'s Hymen; "Smile, O Voluptuous Cool-Breath'd Earth": Erotic Imagery and Context in Contemporary Ritual Authorship; Two Tongues in One Mouth: Erotic Elements in Nuala NĂ­ Dhomhnaill's Irish Poetry and Its English Translations; Sex in the "Sick, Sick Body Politic": Tony Harrison's Fruit.
(Un)Dressing Black Nationalism: Nikki Giovanni's (Counter)Revolutionary EthicsBiblio-Erotic and Jewish Erotic Configurations in Georgia Scott's The Penny Bride; Notes on Contributors; Index I: Selected Motifs, Topics, Themes; Index II: Authors, Texts and Publications, Selected Proper Names.
Summary "And Never Know the Joy" : Sex and the Erotic in English Poetry promises the reader much to enjoy and to reflect on: riddles and sex games; the grammar of relationships; the cunning psychology of bodily fantasies; sexuality as the ambiguous performance of words; the allure of music and its instruments; the erotics of death and remembrance, are just a few of the initial themes that emerge from the twenty-five articles to be found in this volume, with many an invitation "to seize the day". Reproduction, pregnancy, and fear; discredited and degraded libertines; the ventriloquism of sexual objects.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781429481007 (electronic book)
1429481005 (electronic book)
9789042020757 (hard bound)
904202075X (hard bound)
9042020768 (paperback)
9789042020764 (paperback)
OCLC # 166292132
Additional Format Print version: "And never know the joy". Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2006 9789042020757 904202075X (OCoLC)77077943

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