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Myself & some other being : Wordsworth and the life writing

Author: Daniel Robinson
Publisher: Iowa City : University Of Iowa Press, [2014]
Series: Muse books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The story of Wordsworth becoming Wordsworth by writing the fragments and drafts of what would become The Prelude, a personal poem addressed to Coleridge that he kept hidden from the public until his death in 1850. Robinson shows that, by writing about himself and that other being, Wordsworth created an innovative autobiographical epic of becoming that is the masterpiece he believed he had failed to write"--
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Named Person: William Wordsworth; William Wordsworth
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Robinson
ISBN: 9781609382322 1609382323 9781609382582 1609382587
OCLC Number: 862589915
Description: x, 119 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prelude --
Two consciousnesses --
The history of a poet's mind --
Trances of thought --
A chosen son --
There was a boy --
Shrines so frail --
Spots of time --
Finale.
Series Title: Muse books.
Other Titles: Myself and some other being
Responsibility: Daniel Robinson.

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"The story of Wordsworth becoming Wordsworth by writing the fragments and drafts of what would become The Prelude, a personal poem addressed to Coleridge that he kept hidden from the public until his death in 1850. Robinson shows that, by writing about himself and that other being, Wordsworth created an innovative autobiographical epic of becoming that is the masterpiece he believed he had failed to write"--

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"Robinson's engaging Wordsworth is not the Victorians' stodgy poetic patriarch, but the undistinguished Cambridge grad who would dramatically refashion British poetry and who by thirty understood Read more...

 
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