Robert Southey: Entire Man of Letters

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In his lifetime Robert Southey was very much the equal of his fellow 'Lake poets', Coleridge and Wordsworth. But since his death his reputation has been overshadowed by their success. In this new biography W. A. Speck argues that if Southey's poetry is no longer considered as significant, his other writings were more salient and his political views far more influential than those of his fellow poets. He was, as Byron conceded, England's 'only existing entire man of letters'. The book engages with Southey's voluminous ...

Robert Southey: Entire Man of Letters 2006, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300116816

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Robert Southey: Entire Man of Letters 2006, Yale University Press, New haven

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