See the Virgin Blest The Virgin Mary in English Poetry, by Spurr, Barry
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- ISBN: 9781403974921 | 1403974926
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 7/15/2007
This is a fascinating literary-critical study of the ways the Virgin Mary has been presented in English poetry, from the later Middle Ages to today. Ranging across a vast variety of approaches to this timeless topic, Spurr shows how poets have spoken of their own beliefs and preoccupations (and of their cultures and their historical periods) in giving poetic expression to the most famous woman in history. Spurr's ground-breaking account is a 'must read' for anyone interested in the history of poetry, of religious verse and of representations of the eternal feminine in literature.