Andrew Bennett challenges the popular conception of Wordsworth as a writer who didn't so much write poetry as compose it aloud or in his head (usually while walking, and preferably while ascending mountains). The act and idea of writing is in fact central to the themes and to the rhetorical texture of Wordsworth's poetry. This wide-ranging study considers various aspects of Wordsworth's compositional practice, including questions of revision and dictation, of monumental inscription and graffiti, of talking and thinking, and ...

Wordsworth Writing 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521181419

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Wordsworth Writing 2007, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521874199