Wordsworthian Errancies: The Poetics of Cultural Dismemberment

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According to David Collings, Wordsworth interpreted the outbreak of war between England and France in 1793 as a cataclysmic event, one whose utterly disfiguring effect he would trace in his work over the next decade. Expanding upon this extravagant interpretation of events, Collings argues, Wordsworth constructed a poetics of cultural dismemberment - a way for culture to imagine that it survives in the midst of its own destruction. In Wordsworthian Errancies, Collings challenges prevailing critical approaches to Romantic ...

Wordsworthian Errancies: The Poetics of Cultural Dismemberment 1994, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801848483

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