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Romantic Intimacy$
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Nancy Yousef

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804786096

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804786096.001.0001

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Alone Together

Alone Together

Romanticism, Psychoanalysis, and the Interpretation of Silence

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(p.117) 5 Alone Together
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Romantic Intimacy
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Nancy Yousef

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804786096.003.0006

Chapter Five offers an account of the rich valences of silence in romantic lyric poetry. Focusing on the poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, this chapter traces forms of intimacy in which demands for reciprocity are temporarily suspended and in which emotions that exceed the logic of mutuality limn a relation to the other that cannot be defined under the ethical or epistemological category of sympathy.

Keywords:   silence, reciprocity, intimacy, lyric, solitude, gratitude, emotion

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