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The Resource Romantic vagrancy : Wordsworth and the simulation of freedom, Celeste Langan

Romantic vagrancy : Wordsworth and the simulation of freedom, Celeste Langan

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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
Romantic Vagrancy offers a provocative account of Wordsworth's representation of walking as the exercise of imagination, by tracing a recurrent analogy between the poet in search of materials and the literally dispossessed beggars and vagrants he encounters. Reading Wordsworth - and Rousseau before him - from the perspective of current 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 of abandonment
Cataloging source
DLC
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Langan, Celeste
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Romanticism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homelessness in literature
  • Romanticism
  • Poets in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Wordsworth, William
Label
Romantic vagrancy : Wordsworth and the simulation of freedom, Celeste Langan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 272-299) 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
Acknowledgments -- List of abbreviations -- A methodological preamble -- Introduction -- Rousseau plays the beggar: the last words of citizen subject -- Money walks: Wordsworth and the right to wander -- Walking and talking at the same time: the 'two histories' of The Prelude (1805) -- The walking cure -- Index
Control code
980094049735
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 304 p.
Isbn
9780521475075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Label
Romantic vagrancy : Wordsworth and the simulation of freedom, Celeste Langan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 272-299) 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
Acknowledgments -- List of abbreviations -- A methodological preamble -- Introduction -- Rousseau plays the beggar: the last words of citizen subject -- Money walks: Wordsworth and the right to wander -- Walking and talking at the same time: the 'two histories' of The Prelude (1805) -- The walking cure -- Index
Control code
980094049735
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 304 p.
Isbn
9780521475075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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