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Albright, Daniel


Tennyson

The Muses' Tug-of-War Daniel Albright

Albright contends that Tennyson's ``aesthetic goals were... in conflict'' and that his poetry attempts to ``unite two incompatible poetics,'' one governed by a heavenly muse, the other by an earthly muse suspicious of the idealizations and abstractions held dear by the first. The result is a poetry... More