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The Resource Wordsworth in his major lyrics : the art and psychology of self-representation, Leon Waldoff

Wordsworth in his major lyrics : the art and psychology of self-representation, Leon Waldoff

Label
Wordsworth in his major lyrics : the art and psychology of self-representation
Title
Wordsworth in his major lyrics
Title remainder
the art and psychology of self-representation
Statement of responsibility
Leon Waldoff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Wordsworth in His Major Lyrics explores the identity, role, and subjectivity of the speaker in Wordsworth's finest and best-known longer lyrics - "Tintern Abbey," "Resolution and Independence," "Ode: Intimations of Immortality," and "Elegiac Stanzas." Because Wordsworth is the most autobiographical poet of the Romantic period, and perhaps in the English language, readers naturally take the speaker to be the poet himself or, as Wordsworth says in his prefaces and essays, "the poet in his own person."" "In a series of close readings that provide formalistic and psychological analysis, the book shows that the major lyrics contain compelling evidence that Wordsworth devoted much of his poetic art to each speaker's act of self-dramatization. The various strategies that each speaker employs and the self-dramatizing character of his utterance are theorized and assimilated into an understanding of the subjectivity he represents." "Waldoff concludes that Wordsworth's lyrical "I" requires a conception of subjectivity that gives greater recognition to its individual, psychological dimensions and to the art of self-representation in each poem than recent Wordsworth criticism has provided. This work will be appreciated by anyone interested in Wordsworth or in Romantic poetry."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waldoff, Leon
Dewey number
821/.7
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5892.S38
LC item number
W35 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wordsworth, William
  • Wordsworth, William
  • Self in literature
  • Psychology in literature
Label
Wordsworth in his major lyrics : the art and psychology of self-representation, Leon Waldoff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The lyrical "I" as a self-dramatization: Wordsworth's transitional self -- The dramatics of self-representation in "Tintern Abbey" -- In the mind's eye/"I": "resolution and independence" -- The "I" of the ode: public performance, subjective transformation -- "Elegiac stanzas": the poet in his letters and the "I" of the poem -- Conclusion: the prelude as a major lyric
Control code
ocm45466163
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 180 pages
Isbn
9780826213297
Lccn
00066599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o45466163
  • (OCoLC)45466163
Label
Wordsworth in his major lyrics : the art and psychology of self-representation, Leon Waldoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The lyrical "I" as a self-dramatization: Wordsworth's transitional self -- The dramatics of self-representation in "Tintern Abbey" -- In the mind's eye/"I": "resolution and independence" -- The "I" of the ode: public performance, subjective transformation -- "Elegiac stanzas": the poet in his letters and the "I" of the poem -- Conclusion: the prelude as a major lyric
Control code
ocm45466163
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 180 pages
Isbn
9780826213297
Lccn
00066599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o45466163
  • (OCoLC)45466163

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