1st Edition

Wordsworth's Poetic Collections, Supplementary Writing and Parodic Reception

By Brian R Bates Copyright 2012
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    244 Pages
    by Routledge

    Wordsworth’s process of revision, his organization of poetic volumes and his supplementary writings are often seen as distinct from his poetic composition. Bates asserts that an analysis of these supplementary writings and paratexts are necessary to a full understanding of Wordsworth’s poetry.

    Introduction; Chapter 1 Reframing Lyrical Ballads (1800/1798); Chapter 2 Textual Travelling in the 1800 Lyrical Ballads; Chapter 3 Short-Circuiting Wordsworth’s 1807 Poems : Richard Mant’s the Simpliciad; Chapter 4 Wordsworth’s 'Library of Babel’: The Excursion and the 1815 Poems; Chapter 5 Opening up Chapter 13 of Coleridge’s Biographia Literaria; Chapter 6 J. H. Reynolds’s ‘Peter Bell’ and the Wordsworthian Reputation; Chapter 7 The River Duddon Volume and Wordsworth’s Canonical Ascent;


    Brian R. Bates