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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... which he had the nerve to connect with the survival of human nature , is original , whether or not we share his fear that human nature can be lost .
... development toward self - consciousness was his major theme , and that its truth for morals was gratitude to nature for having made him what he was .
Wordsworth's particulars are natural and what he meant by nature is merely everything that culture is not . If you read literature for reasons of culture ...
Nature , at times , seemed to speak to him in a warning voice , and as its impressions deepened huge and mighty forms that do not live Like living men moved ...
... To look through all the frailties of the world , And , with a resolute mastery shaking off The accidents of nature , time , and place , That make up the ...
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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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