The Feminine Image in Literature

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Hayden Book Company, 1973 - 266 pages
The phantom lady and the marble/plastic doll. The phantom lady. La belle dame sans merci / John Keats -- The phantom horsewoman / Thomas Hardy -- She was a phantom of delight / William Wordsworth -- Ligeia / Edgar Allan Poe -- A song of praise / Countee Cullen -- The crystal cabinet / William Blake -- Adam's curse / William Butler Yeats -- All things to all men / M. Esther Harding. The phantom lady and the marble/plastic doll. The marble/plastic doll. Playboy / Richard Wilbur -- Miss temptation / Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. -- To his coy mistress / Andrew Marvell -- The strength of God / Sherwood Anderson -- The flea / John Donne -- Song ; Visions of the daughters of Albion / William Blake. The virgin shrouded in snow : the nun syndrome. The Lady of Shalott / Alfred, Lord Tennyson -- Apple blossom in Brittany / Ernest Dowson -- Sonnet 3 / William Shakespeare -- The soul selects her own society / Emily Dickinson -- Plead for me / Emily Brontë -- The book of Thel / William Blake -- The woman at the Washington Zoo / Randall Jarrell -- Christabel / Samuel Taylor Coleridge -- Sadie and Maud / Gwendolyn Brooks. The masked word : martyrs, mannequins and monsters. The marriage of masks. The applicant / Sylvia Plath -- Lappin and Lapinova / Virginia Woolf -- The mask / William Butler Yeats -- The birthmark / Nathaniel Hawthorne. The masked word : martyrs, mannequins and monsters. Martyrs. Next day / Randall Jarrell -- To an uneducated woman / Sappho -- Mother / Sherwood Anderson -- The jailor / Sylvia Plath. The masked word : martyrs, mannequins and monsters. Mannequins and monsters. from The four Zoas. Urizen's work ; Urizen's book of brass / William Blake -- The furniture of a woman's mind / Jonathan Swift -- Song ; Woman's constancy / John Donne -- from Jerusalem, the desolate world / William Blake -- The foolish virgin / George Gissing -- A prayer for my daughter / William Butler Yeats. The androgynous mind : the marriage of self and soul. Sonnet 130 / William Shakespeare -- Woman / Randall Jarrell -- The mental traveller / William Blake -- A woman waits for me / Walt Whitman -- The question answered / William Blake -- To Eros / Sappho -- To Eros / Sappho -- Us / Anne Sexton -- Sonnet 116 / William Shakespeare -- Wedding procession from a window / James A. Emanuel -- Most like an arch this marriage / John Ciardi -- The daughters of Los / William Blake -- Michael Robartes and the dancer / William Butler Yeats -- A dialogue of Elf and Mole / Barbara Warren -- For witches / Susan Sutheim -- "In trouble" / Jane Harriman -- from A room of one's own, chapter six / Virginia Woolf -- from The second sex, conclusion / Simone de Beauvoir -- Man and woman / Carl Jung -- Ah! sun-flower / William Blake.

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Contents

Introduction
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THE PHANTOM LADY
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THE MARBLEPlastic Doll
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Copyright

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