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dissociation of sensibility

Edited by Dinah Birch and Katy Hooper

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199608218
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744556
dissociation of sensibility

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A phrase coined by T. S. *Eliot in his essay ‘The Metaphysical Poets’ (1921) to describe a separation of thought from feeling in English poetry since the mid‐17th century. Whereas ...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish)

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