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Rosenbaum, Susan B.

Professing Sincerity

Modern Lyric Poetry, Commercial Culture, and the Crisis in Reading Susan B. Rosenbaum

Sincerity—the claim that the voice, figure, and experience of a first-person speaker is that of the author—has dominated both the reading and the writing of Anglo-American poetry since the romantic era. Most critical studies have upheld an opposition between sincerity and the literary marketplace,... More