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Author Simonsen, Peter
Title Wordsworth and word-preserving arts [electronic resource] : typographic inscription, ekphrasis and posterity in the later work / Peter Simonsen
Imprint Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
book jacket
Descript x, 216 p. : ill
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 210-212) and index
The return of the visible and Romantic ekphrasis : Wordsworth in thevisual art culture of Romanticism -- Typographic inscription : the artof 'word-preserving' in Wordsworth's later inscriptions-- 'If mine had been the painter's hand' : Wordsworth's collaboration with Sir GeorgeBeaumont -- Thesonnet as visual poetry : Italics in 'After-thought' -- The book of ekphrasis : Yarrow revisited, and other poems -- 'The marble index of a mind' : frontispiece portraiture and the image of late Wordsworth
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Mar. 3, 2009). Access may berestricted to users at subscribing institutions
Did Wordsworth really become a poorer poet after 1807, as most readers since the Victorians have maintained? Wordsworth and Word-PreservingArts reopens this central question, and is the first critical study togive serious and sustained attention to two central aspects of the poet's later work: his ekphrastic writings about visual art, and his increased awareness of the printed dimension of his work. Using insights from the developing fields of interart studies in ekphrasis and textual criticism, Peter Simonsen argues that these aspects reveal Wordsworth as a much more interesting - because much more enduringly active - artist than is commonly thought. By calling attention to what is uniquely exciting about the later Wordsworth, and by arguing that this complicates traditional understandings of the poet based on his so-called Great Decade, Wordsworth and Word-Preserving Arts proposes a fundamental revaluation not only of the central poet of British Romanticism, but of the entire literary movement
Palgrave
Link Original 0230524818 9780230524811 (DLC) 2007022912 (OCoLC)144598078
Subject Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850 -- Knowledge -- Art
Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850 -- Knowledge -- Printing
Ekphrasis
Inscriptions in literature
Art and literature -- England -- History -- 19th century
Romanticism -- England
Electronic books. local
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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