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Alan Parker, "The Routledge Anthology of Cross-Gendered Verse"
Routledge | 1996-02-05 | ISBN: 0415112907 | 236 pages | PDF | 1,2 MB

An anthology of poems written by men speaking as women, and by women as men, covering 5 centuries of verse from the Wife of Bath to today. Includes Chaucer, Raleigh, Dryden, Pope, Blake, Burns, Schott, Wordsworth, Bronte, Barret Browning,Rosetti, Tennyson, Kipling, Hardy, Frost, Stevens, Yeats, Hughes...
Reader's review:
Summary: Straightforward and cutting-edge material!
Rating: 5
I guarantee this book will make you think differently than ever before. Not only does it give an outstanding representation of poetry that fits in the category of cross-gendered verse, but the introduction and conclusion provide a clear-cut, straightforward analysis and context in which to read the poems. This anthology cannot be compared to anything else, because it is so original. I have not found anything like it before, and yet after I read it, I agreed entirely. The editors explain exactly what cross-gendered verse is, and why it is not simply "cross-dressed." I have noticed on the internet that two universities are using the anthology as part of their classes. However, these universities are in Sweden and England. I hope that it is a result of not putting course information on the web, rather than not using the book in the States. This book would be a wonderful addition to any gender-studies, literary criticism, or poetry course. The writing is reader-friendly, as well as profoundly insightful. This would also be a great addition to your personal library, if you like new and refreshing viewpoints to add to your understanding of the world and literature. I recommend reading the essay at the end of the book before reading the poems. It provides the backgrounded needed to understand the cross-gendered concept, and why the editors chose the poems that appear in the book. The only qualm that I have with the book is that there is not more. Although the subject is covered well, I think that an in-depth extensive discussion of this concept could cover a whole book, itself. However, because this is an anthology, it is understandable why the essay is not longer. I only hope that the editors come out with a second volume.


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