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Wordsworth's philosophic song

Author: Simon Jarvis
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge studies in Romanticism, 67
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wordsworth wrote that he longed to compose 'some philosophic Song/Of Truth that cherishes our daily life'. Yet he never finished The Recluse, his long philosophical poem. Simon Jarvis argues that Wordsworth's aspiration to 'philosophic song' is central to his greatness, and changed the way English poetry was written. Some critics see Wordworth as a systematic thinker, while for others he is a poet first, and a  Read more...
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Named Person: William Wordsworth; William Wordsworth
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Jarvis
OCLC Number: 971457252
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
2007.
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (x, 267 Seiten) : digital, PDF file(Seiten)
Contents: Introduction: Poetic thinking: the speculative element of Wordsworth's verse; Part I. Counter-spirits: 1. Old idolatry; 2. From idolatry to ideology; 3. Materialism of the beautiful; Part II. Common Day: 4. Happiness; 5. Infinity; 6. Life; 7. Light; Conclusion: Imagination.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Romanticism, 67
Responsibility: Simon Jarvis.

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Simon Jarvis argues that Wordsworth's aspiration to 'philosophic song' is central to his greatness, and changed the way English poetry was written. Jarvis reads Wordsworth's writing both critically  Read more...

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Review of the hardback: 'Jarvis' Wordsworth's Philosophic Song is a rare example of a study that successfully moves beyond the historicist/formalist wars by carefully and self-consciously close Read more...

 
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