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Fictions of Self?

J. A. Burrow

in Langland's Fictions

Published in print April 1993 | ISBN: 9780198112938
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670879 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112938.003.0005
Fictions of Self?

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This chapter discusses the processes by which waking realities are transmuted into the stuff of poetic dream. It includes an argument that there is in practice no way of reading the poem that does not involve some commitment, one way or the other, to the ‘autobiographical question’.

Keywords: poetic dream; poem; autobiographical question; commitment

Chapter.  10999 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval)

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