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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... but his mixture of emotions has a plain enough cause if one imagines what it must have been to leave that society , even for that solitude .
Godwin's was a solution that made peace with the discordance in this tableau , yet did not surrender a pledge to assist the radical reform of society .
Such a being is not a produce of society , but of human nature , in spite of the conventions of society and in spite of its laws . Society , as it now seems ...
The alienation referred to in the first chapter is alienation from society , and it goes with a new sense of the way a person may be joined to humanity .
... makes them cling together / In one society " —as we are told in book i of The Prelude , in a reference to the " society " within one mind .
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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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