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Wordsworth's ethics

Author: Adam Potkay
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why read Wordsworth's poetry--indeed, why read poetry at all? Beyond any pleasure it might give, can it make one a better or more flourishing person? These questions were never far from William Wordsworth's thoughts. He responded in rich and varied ways, in verse and in prose, in both well-known and more obscure writings. Wordsworth's Ethics is a comprehensive examination of the Romantic poet's work, delving into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: poésie
Named Person: William Wordsworth; William Wordsworth; William Wordsworth; William Wordsworth
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Potkay
ISBN: 9781421407081 9781421407586 1421407086 1421407582
OCLC Number: 780063898
Description: ix, 254 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Audition and attachment --
Close encounters I --
Close encounters II --
The ethics of things --
Music versus conscience --
Captivation and liberty in poems on music --
The moral sublime --
Independence and interdependence --
Surviving death --
The poetics of life --
Envoy : Wordsworth's afterlives.
Responsibility: Adam Potkay.

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The book will appeal to readers interested in the vital connection between literature and moral philosophy.  Read more...

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This elegantly written book amounts to a defense of poetry... It is required reading in any case. * Choice * Generous, probing, and comprehensive. * Wordsworth Circle * Wordsworth's Ethics is a Read more...

 
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