Wordsworth and Coleridge: Promising Losses by P. LarkinWordsworth and Coleridge: Promising Losses by P. Larkin

Wordsworth and Coleridge: Promising Losses

byP. Larkin

Hardcover | April 5, 2012

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Wordsworth and Coleridge: Promising Losses  assembles essays spanning the last thirty years, including a selection of Peter Larkin's original verse, with the concept of promise and loss serving as the uniting narrative thread.
Peter Larkin is Philosophy and Literature Librarian in the University of Warwick and has published numerous essays on British Romantic poetry and on contemporary ecopoetics.
Title:Wordsworth and Coleridge: Promising LossesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:267 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.82 inPublished:April 5, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230337368

ISBN - 13:9780230337367


Table of Contents

Wordsworth's 'After-Sojourn': Revision and Unself-Rivalry in the Later Poetry   The Secondary Wordsworth's First of Homes: Home at Grasmere   Wordsworth's "Cloud of Texture" Lyrical Ballads: Wordsworth's "Book of Questions"   Relations of Scarcity: Ecology and Eschatology in "The Ruined Cottage" Scarcity by Gift: Horizons of the 'Lucy' Poems   Scarcely on the Way: The Starkness of Things in Sacral Space   Wordsworth's Maculate Exception: Achieving the 'Spots of Time'   Imagining Naming Shaping: Stanza VI of 'Dejection: An Ode'   'Fears in Solitude': Reading (from) the Dell   'I mourn to thee': Dedication and Insufficiency in 'Constancy to an Ideal Object'   'Frost at Midnight': Some Coleridgean Intertwinings Coleridge Conversing: Between Soliloquy and Invocation   Repetition, Difference, and Liturgical Participation in Coleridge's 'The Ancient Mariner'   Voice, Judgment, and the Innocence of the Self in Coleridge   Envoi: "Brushwood by Inflection, 2"

Editorial Reviews

"Larkin is a scarce and rare continuator of a tradition of fully philosophically ambitious encounter with two deeply philosophical poets, a tradition which, in the last couple of decades, has sometimes seemed on the point of expiring altogether. If it were to do so, something very important would be lost; there would be an important sense in which we should no longer be able to read Coleridge and Wordsworth . . . Peter Larkin's subtle, fascinating, perplexing book will, I anticipate, continue to fascinate and to perplex many years to come." - Simon Jarvis, Coleridge Bulletin "'Evocative close readings . . . [Larkin's] detailed analyses simultaneously reveal his astute critical approaches and his sympathy for the poetry as reader and poet himself.' - Victoriographies