Wordsworth and the Poetry of What We Are


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In this original book, distinguished literary scholar and critic Paul H. Fry sharply revises accepted views of Wordsworth's motives and messages as a poet. Where others have oriented Wordsworth toward ideas of transcendence, nature worship, or--more recently--political repression, Fry redirects the poems and offers a strikingly revisionary reading. Fry argues that underlying the rhetoric of transcendence or the love of nature in Wordsworth's poetry is a more fundamental and original insight: the poet is most astonished not ...

Wordsworth and the Poetry of What We Are 2008, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300126488