The Simple Wordsworth : Studies in the Poems 1979-1807 Paperback / softback
Part of the RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge series
First published in 1960, this book studies Wordsworth's `simple' poems, such as the Lyrical Ballads, as products of a sophisticated and powerfully successful literary genius.
The author aims to approach the poems as perhaps Wordsworth expected his first readers to; but as they have never been in fact.
The result of this approach is to discover a Wordsworth far different to that which he has previously been presented as - the `Sage of Rydal' at one extreme and a naive perpetrator of poetical blunders at the other - and, the author argues, a far more exciting one.
This book will be of interest to students of literature.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 152 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/11/2017
- Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9781138672031
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