Wordsworth's Pope: A Study in Literary Historiography

Wordsworth's Pope: A Study in Literary Historiography

by Robert J. Griffin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521481716

ISBN-13: 9780521481717

Pub. Date: 02/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Recent studies of Romanticism have neglected to examine the ways in which Romanticism defined itself by reconfiguring its literary past. Robert J. Griffin identifies the genesis of a Romantic narrative of literary history in which Alexander Pope figured as an alien poet of reason and imitation, and traces the transmission of "romantic literary history" from the

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Recent studies of Romanticism have neglected to examine the ways in which Romanticism defined itself by reconfiguring its literary past. Robert J. Griffin identifies the genesis of a Romantic narrative of literary history in which Alexander Pope figured as an alien poet of reason and imitation, and traces the transmission of "romantic literary history" from the Wartons to M. H. Abrams. In so doing, he calls into question some of our most basic assumptions about the chronological and conceptual boundaries of Romanticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521481717
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2015
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Romanticism Series, #17
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The eighteenth-century construction of Romanticism; 2. Refinement, Romanticism, Francis Jeffrey; 3. Wordsworth's Pope; 4. Mirror and lamp; Conclusion, with thoughts on method in literary historiography; Notes; Bibliography.

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