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The Resource Wordsworth's vagrant muse : poetry, poverty, and power, Gary Harrison

Wordsworth's vagrant muse : poetry, poverty, and power, Gary Harrison

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Wordsworth's vagrant muse : poetry, poverty, and power
Title
Wordsworth's vagrant muse
Title remainder
poetry, poverty, and power
Statement of responsibility
Gary Harrison
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
William Wordsworth's poems are inhabited by beggars, vagrants, peddlers, and paupers. This book analyzes how a few key poems from Wordsworth's early years constitute a direct engagement with and intervention into the politics of poverty and reform that swept the social, political, and cultural landscape in England during the 1790s. Harrison brilliantly demonstrates the socio-political significance of Wordsworth's poetry as a critical force in the debate over the Poor Laws, offering evidence that nineteenth-century readers recognized both the reactionary and utopian potentials of his work, depending upon their political orientation
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DLC
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Harrison, Gary Lee
Illustrations
illustrations
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Political poetry, English
  • Power (Social sciences) in literature
  • Poetry
  • Poverty in literature
  • Wordsworth, William
  • Wordsworth, William
  • Wordsworth, William
Label
Wordsworth's vagrant muse : poetry, poverty, and power, Gary Harrison
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-225) 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 discourse on poverty and the agrarian idyll in late eighteenth century England -- Spec(tac)ular reversals: the politics of the sublime and Wordswoth's transfiguration of the rustic poor -- The silence of the looms: industry, idleness and ideology in Crabbe's The Village and Wordswoth's Salisbury Plain -- Minstrels, marginals and the maling of poetic value: liminal power and "The spirit of independence" -- The moral economy of charity: the politics of exchange in "The old Cumberland beggar" -- The poverty and power of transcendence: the Victorian reception of Wordsworth's social text
Control code
0814324819
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
237 p.:
Isbn
9780814324813
Lccn
94017136 //r95
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Label
Wordsworth's vagrant muse : poetry, poverty, and power, Gary Harrison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-225) 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 discourse on poverty and the agrarian idyll in late eighteenth century England -- Spec(tac)ular reversals: the politics of the sublime and Wordswoth's transfiguration of the rustic poor -- The silence of the looms: industry, idleness and ideology in Crabbe's The Village and Wordswoth's Salisbury Plain -- Minstrels, marginals and the maling of poetic value: liminal power and "The spirit of independence" -- The moral economy of charity: the politics of exchange in "The old Cumberland beggar" -- The poverty and power of transcendence: the Victorian reception of Wordsworth's social text
Control code
0814324819
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
237 p.:
Isbn
9780814324813
Lccn
94017136 //r95
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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