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Wordsworth's historical imagination : the poetry of displacement

Author: David Simpson
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
Series: Routledge revivals.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traditionally, Wordsworth's greatness is founded on his identity as the poet of nature and solitude. The Wordsworthian imagination is seen as an essentially private faculty, its very existence premised on the absence of other people. In this title, first published in 1987, David Simpson challenges this established view of Wordsworth, arguing that it fails to recognize and explain the importance of the context of the  Read more...
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Simpson, David.
Wordsworth''s Historical Imagination (Routledge Revivals) : The Poetry of Displacement.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Named Person: William Wordsworth; William Wordsworth; William Wordsworth
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Simpson
ISBN: 9781317620327 1317620321 9781315753195 1315753197
OCLC Number: 897343876
Notes: Print version originally published: New York : Methuen, 1987.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 239 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Citations and abbreviations; Introduction: writing in history and theory; 1 'Gipsies'; Minding the poet's trade; The travelling people; 2 Wordsworth's agrarian idealism: the case against urban life; 3 Another guide to the lakes; The real state of sublunary nature; The real language of men; 4 'In single or in social eminence'? The political economy of The Prelude and Home at Grasmere; Forced hopes and proud rebellion; The world of all of us. 5 'By conflicting passions pressed': 'Michael' and 'Simon Lee'The poetry of property; The poet as patron; 6 Poets, paupers and peripatetics: the politics of sympathy; The uses of poverty: 'The Old Cumberland Beggar'; Versions of relief: 'Beggars' and 'Alice Fell'; 7 Structuring a subject: The Excursion; Talking through the rural life; Education and religion; 'A species of ventriloquism'; Postscript: 'The star of eve was wanting'; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Routledge revivals.
Responsibility: David Simpson.

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Simpson argues that Wordsworth's imaginative processes depended as much upon his public sphere and social environment as upon nature and solitude.  Read more...

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