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The Resource Romantic Vagrancy : Wordsworth and the Simulation of Freedom, Celeste Langan, (electronic book)

Romantic Vagrancy : Wordsworth and the Simulation of Freedom, Celeste Langan, (electronic book)

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Romantic Vagrancy : Wordsworth and the Simulation of Freedom
Title
Romantic Vagrancy
Title remainder
Wordsworth and the Simulation of Freedom
Statement of responsibility
Celeste Langan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A provocative account of Wordsworth's representation of walking as the exercise of imagination, Romantic Vagrancy traces a recurrent analogy between the poet in search of material and the literally dispossessed vagrants and beggars he encounters. Reading Wordsworth - and Rousseau before him - from the perspective of recent debates about the political and social rights of the homeless, Celeste Langan argues that both literature and vagrancy are surprisingly rich and disturbing images of the 'negative freedom' at the heart of liberalism. Langan shows how the formal structure of the Romantic poem - the improvisational excursion - mirrors its apparent themes, often narratives of impoverishment or abandonment. According to Langan, the encounter between the beggar and the passer-by in Wordsworth's poetry does not simply reveal a social conscience or its lack; it represents the advent of the liberal subject, whose identity is stretched out between origin and destination, caught between economic and political forces and the workings of desire
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UkCbUP
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Langan, Celeste
Dewey number
821/.7
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature and society
  • Homelessness in literature
  • Liberalism in literature
  • Walking in literature
  • Romanticism
  • Poets in literature
  • Wordsworth, William
Label
Romantic Vagrancy : Wordsworth and the Simulation of Freedom, Celeste Langan, (electronic book)
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511553509
Extent
1 online resource (316 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780521475075
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Romantic Vagrancy : Wordsworth and the Simulation of Freedom, Celeste Langan, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511553509
Extent
1 online resource (316 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780521475075
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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