The Cambridge Companion to Wordsworth
Professor of English Stephen Gill, Stephen Gill, Stephen Charles Gill, Stephen J. Gill, Gill Stephen
Cambridge University Press, 12 giu 2003 - 295 pagine
The Cambridge Companion to Wordsworth provides a wide-ranging account of one of the most famous Romantic poets. Specially commissioned essays cover all the important aspects of this multi-faceted writer; the volume examines his poetic achievement with a chapter on poetic craft, other chapters focus on the origin of his poetry and on the challenges it presented and continues to present. The volume ensures that students will be grounded in the history of Wordsworth's career and his critical reception.
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Wordsworth the shape of the poetic career
Wordsworths poetry to 1798
Poetry 17981807 Lyrical Ballads and Poems in Two Volumes
The noble living and then noble dead community in The Prelude
Wordsworth and The Recluse
Wordsworth and the meaning of taste
Gender and domesticity
The philosophic poet
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Pagina xvi - The man of science seeks truth as a remote and unknown benefactor ; he cherishes and loves it in his solitude : the poet, singing a song in which all human beings join with him, rejoices in the presence of truth as our visible friend and hourly companion. Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge ; it is the impassioned expression which is in the countenance of all Science.
Pagina 3 - Wordsworth, on the other hand, was to propose to himself as his object, to give the charm of novelty to things of every day, and to excite a feeling analogous to the supernatural, by awakening the mind's attention from the lethargy of custom, and directing it to the loveliness and the wonders of the world before us...
Pagina xvii - The appropriate business of poetry, (which, nevertheless, if genuine, is as permanent as pure science,) her appropriate employment, her privilege and her duty, is to treat of things not as they are, but as they appear; not as they exist in themselves, but as they seem to exist to the senses, and to the passions.