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Constance H. Hassett

Constance W. Hassett is assistant professor of English at Fordham University.

Listed in: Literary Criticism, UK · Literary Studies

Cover of 'The Elusive Self in the Poetry of Robert Browning'

The Elusive Self in the Poetry of Robert Browning
By Constance H. Hassett

The variety of Browning’s poetry has made it difficult to see his work as a canon rather than merely a collection. The Elusive Self takes issue with the opinion that Browning’s art is diffuse and argues instead for a unity born of his interest in man’s acts of introspection. The author observes in Browning’s idiosyncratic style and sense of time an adaptation of Romantic notions of spontaneity.

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