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The Traffic In Poems: Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Transatlantic Exchange Meredith L. McGill

The Traffic In Poems: Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Transatlantic Exchange

Meredith L. McGill

Published January 24th 2008
ISBN : 9780813542300
Paperback
276 pages
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The transatlantic crossing of people and goods shaped nineteenth-century poetry in surprising ways that cannot be fully understood through the study of separate national literary traditions. American and British poetic cultures were bound byMoreThe transatlantic crossing of people and goods shaped nineteenth-century poetry in surprising ways that cannot be fully understood through the study of separate national literary traditions. American and British poetic cultures were bound by fascination, envy, influence, rivalry, recognition, and piracy, as well as by mutual fantasies about and competition over the Caribbean.Drawing on examples such as Felicia Hemanss elaboration of the foundational American myth of Plymouth Rock, Emma Lazaruss ambivalent welcome of Europes cast-off populations, black abolitionist Mary Webbs European performances of Hiawatha, and American reprints of Robert Browning and George Meredith, the eleven essays in this book focus on poetic depictions of exile, slavery, immigration, and citizenship and explore the often asymmetrical traffic between British and American poetic cultures.