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Romantic Vagrancy: Wordsworth and the Simulation of Freedom

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Romantic Vagrancy: Wordsworth and the Simulation of Freedom - Langan, Celeste
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A provocative account of Wordsworth's representation of walking as the exercise of imagination, Romantic Vagrancy traces a recurrent analogy between the poet in search of material and the literally dispossessed vagrants and beggars he encounters. Reading Wordsworth - and Rousseau before him - from the perspective of recent debates about the political and social rights of the homeless, Celeste Langan argues that both literature and vagrancy are surprisingly rich and disturbing images of the 'negative freedom' at the heart ...

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Romantic Vagrancy: Wordsworth and the Simulation of Freedom 2006, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521035101

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Romantic Vagrancy: Wordsworth and the Simulation of Freedom 1995, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521475075

Hardcover