Wordsworths Pope: A Study in Literary Historiography by Robert J. GriffinWordsworths Pope: A Study in Literary Historiography by Robert J. Griffin

Wordsworths Pope: A Study in Literary Historiography

byRobert J. GriffinEditorMarilyn Butler, James Chandler

Paperback | November 17, 2005

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Recent studies of Romanticism have neglected to examine the ways in which Romanticism defined itself by reconfiguring its literary past. Robert J. Griffin identifies the genesis of a Romantic narrative of literary history in which Alexander Pope figured as an alien poet of reason and imitation, and traces the transmission of "romantic literary history" from the Wartons to M. H. Abrams. In so doing, he calls into question some of our most basic assumptions about the chronological and conceptual boundaries of Romanticism.
Title:Wordsworths Pope: A Study in Literary HistoriographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:November 17, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521023823

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The eighteenth-century construction of Romanticism; 2. Refinement, Romanticism, Francis Jeffrey; 3. Wordsworth's Pope; 4. Mirror and lamp; Conclusion, with thoughts on method in literary historiography; Notes; Bibliography.

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"Griffin has written an excellent first book. It is learned and thoughtful, bold and far-reaching in its many subsidiary claims...." Adam Potkay, The Wordsworth Circle