Matthew Arnold and Giacomo Leopardi: Modernist Lyric Poetics and Stoic Pessimism in “Dover Beach”

  title={Matthew Arnold and Giacomo Leopardi: Modernist Lyric Poetics and Stoic Pessimism in “Dover Beach”},
  author={R. Sneyd},
  journal={Victorian Poetry},
  pages={455 - 475}
  • R. Sneyd
  • Published 2018
  • History
  • Victorian Poetry
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Matthew Arnold: Pessimist?
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Arnold's Coleridgean Conversation Poem: "Dover Beach" and "The Eolian Harp"
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Truncating Coleridgean Conversation and the Re-visioning of "Dover Beach"
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A Longing Like Despair: Arnold's Poetry of Pessimism
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Matthew Arnold and the betrayal of language
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