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Wordsworth's Historical Imagination: The Poetry of Displacement

Simpson, David

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ISBN 10: 1138804118 / ISBN 13: 9781138804111
Editorial: Routledge, 2014
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1st edition. 250 pages. 9.30x6.10x0.70 inches. In Stock. N° de ref. de la librería 1138804118

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Título: Wordsworth's Historical Imagination: The ...

Editorial: Routledge

Año de publicación: 2014

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Brand New

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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 public sphere and the social environment to the authentic experience of the imagination. Wordsworth’s preoccupation with the metaphors of property and labour shows him to be acutely anxious about the value of his art in a world that he regarded as corrupted. Through close examination of a few important poems, both well-known and relatively unknown, Simpson shows that there is no unitary, public Wordsworth, nor is there a conflict or tension between the private and the public. The absence of any clear kind of authority in the voice that speaks the poems makes Wordsworth’s poetry, in Simpson’s phrase, a ‘poetry of displacement’.

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