Brewster, Scott (2009) Lyric. The New Critical Idiom . Routledge, Abingdon and New York. ISBN 0415319650, 0415319552, 9780415319560, 9780415319553

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The term ‘lyric’ has evolved, been revised, redefined and contested over the centuries. This book traces the history of the term from its classical origins through the early modern, Romantic and Victorian periods and up to the twenty-first century, and demonstrates the influence of lyric on poetic practice, literature, music and other popular cultural forms. It uses three aspects – the lyric ‘self’, love and desire and the relationship between lyric, poetry and performance – as focal points for further discussion. Brewster not only charts the history of lyric theory and practice but re-examines
assumptions about the lyric form in the context of recent theoretical accounts of poetic discourse.
Offering clarity and structure to this often intense and emotive field, Lyric offers essential insight for students of literature, performance, music and cultural studies.

Keywords:Lyric poetry
Subjects:Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q323 English Literature by topic
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q320 English Literature
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (English)
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Deposited On:18 Sep 2014 10:11

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