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Poetic effects in prose: Virginia Woolf and Emilio Cecchi

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This thesis in comparative literature explores the meanings of poetry beyond verse and the ways they influenced the creation of poetic effects in the prose of two early twentieth-century writers: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) and the Italian essayist Emilio Cecchi (1884-1966). Both authors believe that poetry, as a quality independent from verse, can be conveyed through prose, but they explicitly distance themselves from the kind of writing referred to as prose poetry or poetic prose. By addr...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Sub department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-0861-2293

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Sub department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0001-7295-0687
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
Italian
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0003-2445-7331
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Sub department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Merton College
Role:
Examiner
Institution:
University College London
Role:
Examiner
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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