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Contacts and Transgressions

Douglas Kerr

in Eastern Figures: Orient and Empire in British Writing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099340
eISBN:
9789882206892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099340.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses and considers some cases of the transformations that resulted from the contact between Eastern places and Western people. It looks at the theme of transgression in the Orient, ... More


The Poet Has Collapsed: Coming to Terms with Anne Sexton’s Late Poetics and Public Persona

Jeffery Conway

in This Business of Words: Reassessing Anne Sexton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062204
eISBN:
9780813051895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062204.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“The Poet Has Collapsed” is a sober assessment of Sexton’s later work, specifically the poems written after those included in Transformations. It examines three areas of concern: first, the overuse ... More


“The Speaker in This Case”: Anne Sexton as Tale-Teller in Transformations

Jeanne Marie Beaumont

in This Business of Words: Reassessing Anne Sexton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062204
eISBN:
9780813051895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062204.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Transformations brings together several currents of Anne Sexton’s themes and methods and can be read as both a masked autobiography and transitional or gateway work from her mid to late poetry. This ... More


The Metamorphic Mermaid in Fairy Tales and Feminism

Lucy Ella Rose

in Suffragist Artists in Partnership: Gender, Word and Image

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421454
eISBN:
9781474444934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421454.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 7 explores Evelyn’s series of Symbolist paintings based on Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairytale ‘The Little Mermaid’ in relation to early and more recent feminism, and shows how she ... More


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