Maternal Echoes: The Poetry of Marceline Desbordes-Valmore and Alphonse de Lamartine

by Aimée Boutin

Hardback • 2001 • $79.00
ISBN: 978-0874137279

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Maternal Echoes examines maternal imagery in the poetry of two French Romantic poets, the increasingly popular Desbordes-Valmore and the critically marginalized Lamartine. Drawing on psychoanalytic theories on the maternal voice as well as feminist criticism, the book argues that both poets find a voice of their own by echoing their mother’s voice.