Wordsworth and Coleridge
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BeschreibungIn this lively and stimulating study, detailed analysis of the poems is closely grounded in the literary and historical contexts in which "Lyrical Ballads" was first conceived, realized and subsequently expanded into two volumes. Documenting the revisions of the early edition, John Blades carefully reassesses the poems in the light of Wordsworth's and Coleridge's literary theories, and then broadens the discussion by tracing the critical history of "Lyrical Ballads" over the two centuries since its first publication.
InhaltsverzeichnisGeneral Editor's Preface
Some Important Events During the Lives of Wordsworth and Coleridge
PART I: ANALYSING LYRICAL BALLADS
Childhood and Growth of the Mind
Old Age: A 'vital anxiousness'
Society Issues: 'the mean and vulgar works of man'
Nature and the Supernatural: 'the strangeness of it'
PART II: THE CONTEXT AND THE CRITICS
The Politics of Wordsworth and Coleridge
Reading and Writing in Late Eighteenth-Century England
The Poet as Critic and Theorist
Dorothy Wordsworth and the Lake Poets
Critical Responses to Lyrical Ballads
Untertitel: Lyrical Ballads. 'Analysing Texts'. black & white illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Palgrave USA
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2004
Seitenanzahl: 302 Seiten