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Author Bialostosky, Don H
Title Wordsworth, dialogics, and the practice of criticism / Don H. Bialostosky
Imprint Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  821.7 W8919bi 1992    AVAILABLE    30500100640005
Descript xxvii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Series Literature, culture, theory ; 2
Literature, culture, theory ; 2
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Wordsworth, literary hsitory, and the constitution of literature -- Displacing Coleridge, replacing Wordsworth -- Wordsworth's dialogic art -- Dialogics of the lyric : a symposium on "Westminster Bridge" and "Beauteous evening" -- Social action in "The solitary reaper" -- What de Man has made of Wordsworth -- The revival of rhetoric and the reading of Wordsworth's Prelude -- Theoretical commitments and Wordsworthian pedagogies -- Wordsworth, Allan Bloom, and liberal education
In recent decades, Wordsworth's poetry has been a focus for many of the theoretical schools of criticism that comprise modern literary studies. Don Bialostosky here proposes to adjudicate the diverse claims of these numerous schools and to trace their implications for teaching. Bialostosky draws on the work of Bakhtin and his followers to create a "dialogic" critical synthesis of what Wordsworth's readers--from Coleridge to de Man--have made of his poetry. He reveals Wordsworth's poetry as itself "dialogically" responding to its various contexts, and opens up fruitful possibilities for current criticism and teaching of Wordsworth. This challenging book uses the case of Wordsworth studies to make a far-reaching survey of modern literary theory and its implications for the practice of criticism and teaching today
Subject Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850 -- Knowledge -- Literature
English literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc
Criticism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
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