Over the course of his long life Wordsworth revised and altered his early works considerably, and readers today are often familiar only with these last revised versions. This edition is particulary important in that it presents the poems in order of composition and in a textual form as near as possible to their earliest completed state. This is invaluable for those interested in tracing the development of Wordsworth's art, and also gives the modern reader the opportunity to share something of the experience of Wordsworth's contemporaries such as Keats, Shelley, Hazlitt, and Lamb who would have read the poems when they were first completed.
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Seamus Heaney received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. A resident of Dublin since 1976, he teaches regularly at Harvard University.From Publishers Weekly:
Gill, tutor at Lincoln College, Oxford, has availed himself of the mass of recent Wordsworth scholarship, plus the large cache of the poet's family papers discovered in 1977, in producing this solid, intelligent and highly readable biography, which, while not neglecting Wordsworth as solitary visionary, brings out his determination to be an intellectual power in the land. Concentrating on Wordsworth the writer, Gill intersperses sensitive commentary on his poetic oeuvre, giving major attention to The Lyrical Ballads and The Prelude , with a running account of his family life, friendships and travels. His was a life containing much hardship heroically endured. Wordsworth's friendship with Coleridge, which helped inspire his early poetic blaze, gradually went sour; his poetry never earned him a livelihood and for 20 years was widely scorned; and the deaths of some of his closest friends and three of his children were stunning blows. Gill sends us back to the poetry with renewed interest, while enlarging our respect for the poet's rugged commitment to his muse. Illustrations.
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Buchbeschreibung Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Originalbroschur. Buchzustand: Gut. XXXII, 752 S. Einband leicht berieben. Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. - This edition enables today's readers to share something of the experiences of Wordsworth's contemporaries. Keats and Shelley, Hazlitt and Lamb read his poems as they were first published, but later readers have generally been familiar only with the poems altered, often markedly, by the revisions Wordsworth made to his work throughout his long life. Here, for the first time, the poems are presented in order of composition and in texts in which their original identity is restored. A selection of Wordsworth's critical writing is added to a generous selection of the poetry, which includes, as well as the finest lyrics, the longer narratives The Ruined Cottage, Home at Grasmere, Peter Bell, and the autobiographical masterpiece, The Prelude (1805). ISBN 9780192813336 Wir versenden am Tag der Bestellung von Montag bis Freitag. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Artikel-Nr. 1068702