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Written on the water : British romanticism and the maritime empire of culture

Author: Samuel Baker
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2010.
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Tracks an uncanny interrelationship between ocean imagery and culturalist rhetoric of culture forward from the late Augustans to the mid-Victorians. This book analyzes William Wordsworth's pronounced  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Baker, Samuel, 1968-
Written on the water.
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009046891
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Baker
ISBN: 9780813930435 081393043X
OCLC Number: 830023658
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 320 pages :) : illustrations, map
Contents: Part one. Oceanic fables of culture. Change your lakes for ocean; Imperial solutions --
Part two. The Wordsworth circle's modes of insular empire. The maritime georgic; Britannia's pastorals; The dissolution of epic --
Part three. Culture's midland waters : Coleridge, Byron, Arnold, America. Nautical existence; Shipwreck for a poet.
Responsibility: Samuel Baker.

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"Water, water is everywhere in Romantic literature, but most treatments of the poetry of the period have not adequately registered this fact. By situating Romanticism within the historical context of Read more...

 
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