Wordsworth Writing by Andrew BennettWordsworth Writing by Andrew Bennett

Wordsworth Writing

byAndrew Bennett

Paperback | February 17, 2011

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This original book examines the way in which the Romantic period inaugurates a tradition of writing that demands that the poet should write for an audience of the future: the true poet, a figure of neglected genius, can only be properly appreciated after death. Andrew Bennett argues that this involves a radical shift in the conceptualization of the poet and poetic reception, with wide-ranging implications for the gendering of the poetic canon, and for understanding the work of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley and Byron, paradigmatic figures of the Romantic poet.
Title:Wordsworth WritingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:February 17, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521181410

ISBN - 13:9780521181419

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Wordsworth writing; 2. 'Tintern Abbey' and the nature of writing; 3. Writing theory; 4. Inscription poems: impossible writing; 5. Wordsworth's passion; 6. Wordsworth unhinged; 7. The writing cure; 8. The history of William Wordsworth; Appendix on poetic dictation; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"The whole book is carried off with the dark charisma that distinguishes the best examples of the deconstructive method; and its appearance in the Cambridge series feels quietly momentous... it is good to read something that goes about things differently - and which grows, too, from so shrewd and keen an attention to the perplexed vitality of Wordsworth's language" -
-Seamus Perry, The Wordsworth Circle