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Poetry & Money: A Speculation

Peter Robinson

Abstract

Poetry & Money: A Speculation is a study of relationships between poets, poetry, and money from Chaucer to contemporary times. It begins by showing how trust is essential to the creation of value in human exchange, and how money can, depending on conditions, both enable and disable such trustfully collaborative generations of value. Drawing upon a vast range of poetry for its exemplifications, the book includes studies of poetic hardship, religious verse and debt redeeming, the South Sea Bubble and the financial revolution, debates upon metallic and paper currency in the eighteenth and ninetee ... More

Keywords: poetry, money, speculation, metaphor, gold, banknotes, trust, value

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789622539
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789622539.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Robinson, author
University of Reading