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The “Aura” of Ayesha

I’ve just finished reading Walter Benjamin’s “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” which Benjamin wrote in 1936—almost fifty years after Haggard wrote She. I am wary of the dangers of applying post-dated theory to a piece … Continue reading

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Painting “the souls of men”: Distinctions of Voice in Browning’s “Fra Lippo Lippi”

Often when we discuss poetry (or literature, generally), we make a distinction between the poet and the speaker. The speaker, who is the voice of the poem, does not always align directly with the voice of the poet for various … Continue reading

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