William Wordsworth's the Prelude: A Casebook

William Wordsworth's the Prelude: A Casebook

by Stephen Gill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195180917

ISBN-13: 9780195180916

Pub. Date: 06/23/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

William Wordsworth's long poem The Prelude is a fascinating work-as autobiography, the fruit of many attempts at understanding the formative period of Wordsworth's life; as a fragment of historical evidence from the revolutionary and post-revolutionary years; as an unstable literary text, which mutated through at least five discernable versions from 1799-1839; and

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William Wordsworth's long poem The Prelude is a fascinating work-as autobiography, the fruit of many attempts at understanding the formative period of Wordsworth's life; as a fragment of historical evidence from the revolutionary and post-revolutionary years; as an unstable literary text, which mutated through at least five discernable versions from 1799-1839; and as a poem offering the pleasures of blank verse in a variety and to an intensity unmatched in English non-dramatic poetry. In this collection, leading Wordsworth scholar Stephen Gill, gathers together thirteen influential essays on The Prelude. The volume as a whole is a useful and inspiring companion for students and general readers of Wordsworth's greatest, but most demanding poem.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195180916
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/23/2006
Series:
Casebooks in Criticism Series
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

William Wordsworth : "a pure organic pleasure from the lines"43
Revision as form : Wordsworth's drowned man73
'Dithyrambic fervour' : the lyric voice of The Prelude123
'A strong confusion' : Colerdige's presence in The Prelude147
The via naturaliter negativa181
The Prelude and The Recluse : Wordsworth's long journey home209
The image of a mighty mind (1805, book 13)225
The creative soul : Simplon pass to Mount Snowdon259
Writing the self/self writing : William Wordsworth's Prelude293
Wordsworth and the conception of The Prelude305
'Some other being' : Wordsworth in The Prelude321
A transformed revolution : The Prelude, books 9-13341
A language that is ever green377

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