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Passions without a Tongue

Dramatisations of the Body in Robert Browning’s Poetry


Jochen Haug

Contents: The Genesis and Internal Dynamics of the Dramatic Monologue – Victorian Concepts of the Human Body – Pauline and the Beginnings of Browning’s Dramatic Poetry of the Body – Body Language, Masquerade and Role-Play – Pain, Death and Transcendence – The Sexual Body as Agent and Object of Desire.