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Wordsworth's ethics

Author: Adam Potkay
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   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  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 p. ; 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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