Wordsworth: A Poet's History examines the range of Wordsworth's poetry and criticism over the course of his career. It examines the writer and his works against the backdrop of revolutionary history, public, personal as well as political. The study foregrounds the ways in which Wordsworth's account of 'self-representation in poetic language' coils around and recoils from the linguistic traumas excited by the French Revolution. The book also examines Wordsworth's patriotism and the evolution of this as demonstrated in his poetry.
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KEITH HANLEY is Professor of English Literature at Lancaster University, where he has directed The Wordsworth Centre since 1989. He is co-editor, with Greg Kucich, of the interdisciplinary journal Nineteenth-Century Contexts and the book series Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies.
Book SubtitleA Poet’s History
Copyright InformationPalgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited2001