Disowned by Memory: Wordsworth's Poetry of the 1790s
University of Chicago Press, 2000 M04 15 - 186 páginas
Although we know him as one of the greatest English poets, William Wordsworth might not have become a poet at all without the experience of personal and historical catastrophe in his youth. In Disowned by Memory, David Bromwich connects the accidents of Wordsworth's life with the originality of his writing, showing how the poet's strong sympathy with the political idealism of the age and with the lives of the outcast and the dispossessed formed the deepest motive of his writings of the 1790s.
"This very Wordsworthian combination of apparently low subjects with extraordinary 'high argument' makes for very rewarding, though often challenging reading."—Kenneth R. Johnston, Washington Times
"Wordsworth emerges from this short and finely written book as even stranger than we had thought, and even more urgently our contemporary."—Grevel Lindop, Times Literary Supplement
"[Bromwich's] critical interpretations of the poetry itself offer readers unusual insights into Wordworth's life and work."—Library Journal
"An added benefit of this book is that it restores our faith that criticism can actually speak to our needs. Bromwich is a rigorous critic, but he is a general one whose insights are broadly applicable. It's an intellectual pleasure to rise to his complexities."—Vijay Seshadri, New York Times Book Review
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Yet he closes the poem with a desire that the beauty of the place be known to all , and possessed by no one . The figure who stands as Wordsworth's most ...
... refused to take the constitutional oath ; they were known as Chouan sympathizers , and a search of their house was ordered by the government in 1800.
The mood of this utterance is closely related to the better known " serene and blessed mood , / In which the affections gently lead us on .
The effects of such a person in the world cannot even be known for sure to be good , and we are faced , if the account is true , with the puzzle of a writer ...
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The poetry of the first decade of Wordsworth's career is some of his most memorable. According to Bromwich (English, Yale), Wordsworth turned to poetry after the French Revolution to articulate the ... Leer comentario completo
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