Poet Phyllis Webb initiated new methods of seeing into the cultural “dark” of Western suggestion. by way of blurring the axis among “light” and “dark,” she redefined in confident phrases women’s subjectivity and sexuality, that are frequently assigned “dark” damaging values.
Seeing within the Dark comprises perceptive discussions on a couple of Webb’s collections, in particular Naked Poems, Wilson’s Bowl, Water and Light and Hanging Fire. Butling indicates how Webb makes use of thoughts of subversion, reversal and re-vision of winning traditions and tropes to facilitate “seeing within the dark.” She additionally offers a desirable research of Webb feedback ― tracing it during the last thirty years and revealing a shift in severe paradigms. A bankruptcy on biography comprises exciting archival fabric.
Pauline Butling bargains vital new methods of analyzing certainly one of Canada’s best poets. Seeing within the Dark is vital introductory fabric for the overall reader and gives provocative penetrating research for literary students.
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