Wordsworth S Slumber And The Problematics Of Reading

Autor: Brian G. Caraher
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271026244
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A critical study of the interpretive problems surrounding readings of one of Wordsworth's best-known lyrics. Wordsworth's "Slumber" and the Problematics of Reading engages in detail both the nature and the implications of what can be called literary pragmatics. It offers a new interpretation of Wordsworth's "A slumber did my spirit seal" as well as "Strange fits of passion" and "She dwelt among untrodden ways," making a major contribution to an ongoing interpretive debate concerning the first poem and the theoretical issues to which is gives rise. It also provides new ways to contextualize Wordsworth's so-called Lucy poems as well as Coleridge's appropriations of them in 1799. Caraher analyzes solipsism and strange fantasies of death as they surface in readings of Wordsworth's lyric and provides critical examinations of the rhetoric, assumptions, and evidences of reading on the part of many of Wordsworth's most famous critics. He then makes a strong case for the theoretical viability of the work of John Dewey and Stephen Pepper for the field of literary studies, especially for theories of literary reading, theories of evidence, and the logic of literary inquiry. Caraher's identification of the "problematic" of Wordsworth's poem gives direction to a powerful inquiry into the poem's meanings, its reader's judgments, and its culture's pathologies. He makes a significant contribution to the ongoing discussion concerning pragmatism in literary studies and to the understanding of Wordsworth and the theory of reading.

Wordsworth S Bardic Vocation 1787 1842

Autor: Richard Gravil
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1847603459
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Wordsworth's Bardic Vocation, the most comprehensive critical study of the poet since the 1960s, presents the poet as balladist, sonneteer, minstrel, elegist, prophet of nature, and national bard. The book argues that Wordsworth's uniquely various oeuvre is unified by his sense of bardic vocation. Like Walt Whitman or the bards of Cumbria, Wordsworth sees himself as 'the people's remembrancer'. Like them, he sings of nature and endurance, laments the fallen, fosters national independence and liberty. His task is to reconcile in one society 'the living and the dead' and to nurture both 'the people' and 'the kind'. Review Comment: 'This erudite exposition, profligate with its ideas ... succeeds as few others have done in apprehending Wordsworth's career holistically, incorporating all its diversities and apparent inconsistencies into a unified vision. It justifies fully the notion proposed by Hughes and Heaney that he was England's last national poet.' - Duncan Wu, Review of English Studies

The Poets Corner

Autor: John Lithgow
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446501999
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From listening to his grandmother recite epic poems from memory to curling up in bed while his father read funny verses, award-winning actor John Lithgow grew up with poetry. Ever since, John has been an enthusiastic seeker of poetic experience, whether reading, reciting, or listening to great poems. The wide variety of carefully selected poems in this book provides the perfect introduction to appeal to readers new to poetry, and for poetry lovers to experience beloved verses in a fresh, vivid way. William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, and Dylan Thomas are just a few names among Lithgow's comprehensive list of poetry masters. His essential criterion is that "each poem's light shines more brightly when read aloud." Every reader will enjoy reciting these poems with the entire family, appreciating how each one comes to life through the spoken word in this superlative poetry collection.


Autor: William Wordsworth
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 9780679443698
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Gathers Wordsworth's poems about nature, love, childhood, and parenthood

I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

Autor: William Wordsworth
Publisher: Lobster Press
ISBN: 9781897073254
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The classic Wordsworth poem is depicted in vibrant illustrations, perfect for pint-sized poetry fans.