The Hidden Wordsworth: Poet, Lover, Rebel, Spy
W. W. Norton & Company, 1998 - 965 sider
In this account, Kenneth R. Johnston portrays a Wordsworth different in crucial ways from the one that the poet intended us to know. Taking advantage of unprecedented access to government archives in England and France, family papers, school and university records, and intimate letters, he brings little-known aspects of Wordsworth's life and character to the fore. With its urban revolutions and Alpine scenery, French mistresses and passionate sisters, secret agents, aristocratic ogres, and furious guardian uncles, The Hidden Wordsworth unfolds a life that Byron might have envied. Johnston relates Wordsworth's attempt to cover up these personal details, his systematic and successful efforts to hide his "juvenile errors" from his contemporaries and from history. But they did not disappear: many of them stare us in the face from the lines of his greatest poetry, like purloined letters we have not seen because they are too obvious.
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THE HIDDEN WORDSWORTH: Poet, Lover, Rebel, SpyBrugeranmeldelse - Kirkus
As admirers of William Wordsworth's epochal Lyrical Ballads celebrate that volume's bicentennial, this conscientious yet surprise-filled life of the poet will deepen their appreciation of his ... Læs hele anmeldelsen
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From the Lyrical Ballads to the epic poem Prelude, Wordsworth expresses the "natural supernaturalism" and the radical individualism of the Romantic movement. In exhaustive, and sometimes exhausting ... Læs hele anmeldelsen
Images of Wordsworth
THE CHILD IS FATHER
The Vale of Esthwaite
While We Were Schoolboys
Verses from the Impulse of My Own Mind
Stranger Lounger Lover
Weighing the Man in the Balance
Triumphs of Failure
Writing in SelfDefense
WHAT IS A POET?
We Have Learnt to Know Its Value
Something of a Republic
Golden Days and Giddy Prospects
The Mighty Mind
Revolution and Romance
A Return to France?
The Evidence of Speculation
Philanthropy or Treason?
Of Cabbages and Radicals
An Independent Intellect
The Spy and the Mariner
The Mariner and the Recluse
Home at Grasmere
A k a Lyrical Ballads
Selling the Book Creating the Poet
Peace Marriage Inheritance
Disciples and Partners
The End of The Prelude
Presenting the Poet
Hiding the Man
Was Wordsworth the Name Not to Be Mentioned?
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