The Concept and Function of "Persona" in Modern Poetry

Das, Ujjal
July 2014
Labyrinth: An International Refereed Journal of Postmodern Studi;Jul2014, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p17
Academic Journal
With the advent of "modernism" a radical shift came to take place; the relation between the voice, who speaks in the work of art, and the author behind that work of art took a new form. Earlier reductive view of art as a direct expression of the author's or poet's mind or feeling had been questioned by the new wave of impersonal poetry. In the following essay I undertake to show how this shift took place with the genealogical enquiry of the basic concepts in this controversial field of literary criticism.


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