Poetic Prophecy in Western Literature

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Raymond-Jean Frontain, Ph.D., Jan Wojcik, Raymond-Jean Frontain
Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1984 - 222 pages
In this collection of twelve essays, the editors attempt to define the poet as prophet in Western literature and to select the general attributes of prophetic writing. The essays focus, in the main, on the prophetic tradition in the English-speaking world, as well as on a sufficient number of writers outside that tradition, to prove that all prophetic writing shares common features.
 

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Contents

Preface
9
The Prophet in the Poem
13
The Uncertain Success of Isaiahs Prophecy A Poetical Reading
31
The Prophetic the Apocalyptic and the Study of Medieval Literature
40
Jane Leads Wisdom Women and Prophecy in SeventeenthCentury England
55
The Riddle of Paradise Regained
64
John Drydens Interest in Prophecy
81
The Poetry of the Rainbow Milton and Newton among the Prophets
94
Tradition for a Time of Crisis Whitmans Prophetic Stance
119
Twain The Statements Was Interesting but Tough
131
Thomas Manns Gentle Prophetic Voice
143
Allen Ginsbergs Visions and the Growth of His Poetics of Prophecy
157
Prophecy of Liberation The Poetry of Ernesto Cardenal
174
Notes
186
Contributors
219
Index
220

Milton Blakes Reading of Second Isaiah
106

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About the author (1984)

Frontain is Associate Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Central Arkansas in conway, where he teaches courses in the Bible as literature, gay and lesbian literary traditions, and the Bible and gender construction.

Wojcik holds a doctorate from Yale University in comparative literature.

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