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William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

Autor(a) de Lyrical Ballads

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William Wordsworth, 1770 - 1850 Born April 7, 1770 in the "Lake Country" of northern England, the great English poet William Wordsworth, son of a prominent aristocrat, was orphaned at an early age. He attended boarding school in Hawkesmead and, after an undistinguished career at Cambridge, he spent mostrar mais a year in revolutionary France, before returning to England a penniless radical. Wordsworth later received honorary degrees from the University of Durham and Oxford University. He is best known for his work "The Prelude", which was published after his death. For five years, Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy lived very frugally in rural England, where they met Samuel Taylor Coleridge. "Lyrical Ballads", published anonymously in 1798, led off with Coleridge's "Ancient Mariner" and ended with Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey". Between these two masterworks are at least a dozen other great poems. "Lyrical Ballads" is often said to mark the beginning of the English romantic revolution. A second, augmented edition in 1800 was prefaced by one of the great manifestos in world literature, an essay that called for natural language in poetry, subject matter dealing with ordinary men and women, a return to emotions and imagination, and a conception of poetry as pleasure and prophecy. Together with Robert Southey, these three were known as the "Lake Poets", the elite of English poetry. Before he was 30, Wordsworth had begun the supreme work of his life, The Prelude, an immensely long autobiographical work on "The Growth of the Poet's Mind," a theme unprecedented in poetry. Although first finished in 1805, The Prelude was never published in Wordsworth's lifetime. Between 1797 and 1807, he produced a steady stream of magnificent works, but little of his work over the last four decades of his life matters greatly. "The Excursion", a poem of epic length, was considered by Hazlitt and Keats to be among the wonders of the age. After "Lyrical Ballads", Wordsworth turned to his own life, his spiritual and poetical development, as his major theme. More than anyone else, he dealt with mysterious affinities between nature and humanity. Poems like the "Ode on the Intimations of Immortality" have a mystical power quite independent of any particular creed, and simple lyrics like "The Solitary Reaper" produced amazingly powerful effects with the simplest materials. Wordsworth also revived the sonnet and is one of the greatest masters of that form. Wordsworth is one of the giants of English poetry and criticism, his work ranging from the almost childishly simple to the philosophically profound. Wordsworth married Mary Hutchinson in 1802 and in 1813, obtained a sinecure as distributor of stamps for Westmoreland. At this stage of his life, Wordsworth's political beliefs had strayed from liberal to staunchly conservative. His last works were published around 1835, a few trickled in as the years went on, but the bulk of his writing had slowed. In 1842 he was awarded a government pension and in 1843 became the Poet Laureate of England, after the post was vacated by his friend Coleridge. Wordsworth wrote over 523 sonnets in the course of his lifetime. Wordsworth died at Rydal Mount on April 23, 1850. He is buried in Grasme Curchyard. He was 80 years old. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por William Wordsworth

Lyrical Ballads (1798) 1,135 exemplares
Favorite Poems (1992) 533 exemplares
The Prelude (1850) 347 exemplares
The Prelude: A Parallel Text (1971) 251 exemplares
Wordsworth: Poems (1995) 218 exemplares
Selected Poems (1850) 205 exemplares
The Essential Wordsworth (1988) 112 exemplares
Selected Poems [Penguin Popular] (1996) 97 exemplares
Guide to the Lakes (1926) 71 exemplares
Poems of Wordsworth (1879) 65 exemplares
Wordsworth (Laurel Poetry Series) (1959) 61 exemplares
Life at Grasmere: Dorothy and William Wordsworth (2009) — Autor — 52 exemplares
Selected Poems (Croft Classics) (1950) 33 exemplares
The Poetry of William Wordsworth (1978) 31 exemplares
Selected Poetry (1950) 30 exemplares
Wordsworth: A Life in Letters (2002) 29 exemplares
Selections from Wordsworth (1920) 27 exemplares
Poems in Two Volumes, Volume 1 (2004) 26 exemplares
The Poetical Works of Wordsworth (1908) — Autor — 25 exemplares
Poems of William Wordsworth (1902) 24 exemplares
A Choice of Wordsworth's Verse (1971) 22 exemplares
The Excursion (1991) 19 exemplares
William Wordsworth: An Anthology (1989) 17 exemplares
Selected Poems 17 exemplares
Le prélude et autres poèmes (2001) 16 exemplares
Wordsworth : poetry and prose (1955) 16 exemplares
Poems 14 exemplares
A Pocket Poet Wordsworth (1996) 12 exemplares
Selected Poetry (1950) 12 exemplares
De mooiste van William Wordsworth (2004) 12 exemplares
Works (III) 11 exemplares
The White Doe Of Rylstone (1988) 11 exemplares
Poems in Two Volumes, Volume 2 (1900) 10 exemplares
A Wordsworth anthology (1946) 10 exemplares
Selected poems 9 exemplares
Jacqueline Du Pre: Impressions (1983) 9 exemplares
A Wordsworth Treasury (1978) 9 exemplares
Peter Bell (1985) 9 exemplares
Poems (1970) 9 exemplares
The Poems of William Wordsworth (1849) 8 exemplares
The Five-Book Prelude (1997) 8 exemplares
The borderers (1982) 7 exemplares
Wordsworth: 'Daffodils' and other poems (2002) — Autor — 7 exemplares
Lucy Gray or, Solitude (1964) — Autor — 7 exemplares
Wordsworth's Poems (1900) 7 exemplares
Poems, Lyrics & Sonnets (1945) 7 exemplares
Wordsworth in Scotland (1987) 6 exemplares
Selected poems 6 exemplares
Preface to the Lyrical Ballads (2016) 5 exemplares
Poems By William Wordsworth (1970) 5 exemplares
Poems (1959) 5 exemplares
Poéticas Românticas Inglesas (2018) 5 exemplares
Works (I) 5 exemplares
Runoja 4 exemplares
Benjamin the waggoner (1981) 4 exemplares
The Lake Poets (1983) 4 exemplares
The thirteen-book Prelude (1992) 4 exemplares
Representative poems (1937) 3 exemplares
LXXV sonnets 3 exemplares
Wordsworth's literary criticism (1981) 3 exemplares
Selected Poems 3 exemplares
London, 1802 3 exemplares
Poems (Everyman's Library) (1955) 3 exemplares
Poesie 1798-1807 (1997) 3 exemplares
Poems from Wordsworth 3 exemplares
Wordsworth: Selected Poems (1959) 2 exemplares
The excursion, and the recluse (2014) 2 exemplares
O PRELÚDIO 2 exemplares
Antología poética (2021) 2 exemplares
Poems and Extracts 2 exemplares
Selected Poems (2016) 2 exemplares
The Recluse (2009) 2 exemplares
William Wordsworth 2 exemplares
Wordsworth's political writings (2009) 2 exemplares
The Poems (Penguin Classics) (2001) 2 exemplares
The Lucy Poems (2010) 2 exemplares
Nuns Fret Not 2 exemplares
Selected Critical Essays (1999) 2 exemplares
The Prelude 1850 (2014) 2 exemplares
English literature 2 exemplares
Selections from Wordsworth (1932) — Autor — 2 exemplares
The River Duddon (2017) 2 exemplares
The Tables Turned 2 exemplares
My Heart Leaps Up 2 exemplares
Poems : 1815 (1989) 1 exemplar
Complete works 1 exemplar
The Poems of Wordsworth (1973) 1 exemplar
Great Poets : Wordsworth (2008) 1 exemplar
Yarrow Revisited 1 exemplar
The Art Gallery 1 exemplar
Trailing Clouds of Glory (1996) 1 exemplar
Choix de poésies 1 exemplar
Poemas (1976) 1 exemplar
Poems In Two Volumes V1 (2010) 1 exemplar
“The Fountain” 1 exemplar
“Nutting” 1 exemplar
Poemas 1 exemplar
Poetical Works Of Wordworth (1965) 1 exemplar
Lucy {poem} 1 exemplar
Grace Darling 1 exemplar
Wordsworth, an anthology (1920) 1 exemplar
Poems, Volume One 1 exemplar
Eight Poets 1 exemplar
Wordsworth's Poetry (2014) 1 exemplar
Prose works 1 exemplar
Women and Men's Daughters (1970) 1 exemplar
Wordsworth 1 exemplar
Wordsworth; Poetry and Prose (1960) 1 exemplar
Wordsworth: Poems (Volume I) (1955) 1 exemplar
Wordsworth Poetry 1 exemplar
Poetry & prose (1969) 1 exemplar
The white doe of Rylestone (1867) 1 exemplar
Sonnets 1 exemplar
Poems Written in Youth (2015) 1 exemplar
Five Lucy Poems 1 exemplar
Poems (Mini-poets) (1975) 1 exemplar
Wordsworth. Poetry & Prose (1967) 1 exemplar
The Poetry Of Cats (2014) 1 exemplar
In Passing 1 exemplar
Poems. v. 1. Ed. P. Wayne (1955) 1 exemplar
The Poems Vol 1-2 1 exemplar
Letters of William Wordsworth (1954) — Autor — 1 exemplar
England's Favourite Poems (2004) 1 exemplar
Wordsworth's pocket notebook (1972) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Paradise Lost [Norton Critical Edition] (1667) — Contribuidor, algumas edições2,198 exemplares
One Hundred and One Famous Poems (1916) — Contribuidor, algumas edições1,946 exemplares
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,260 exemplares
Winter Poems (1994) — Contribuidor — 1,180 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições915 exemplares
The Nation's Favourite Poems (1996)algumas edições624 exemplares
English Romantic Poetry: An Anthology (1996) — Contribuidor — 576 exemplares
A Treasury of the World's Best Loved Poems (1961) — Contribuidor — 523 exemplares
Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books (1909) — Contribuidor — 519 exemplares
English Poetry, Volume II: From Collins to Fitzgerald (1910) — Contribuidor — 508 exemplares
The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals (1958) — Appendix, algumas edições499 exemplares
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Contribuidor — 447 exemplares
Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Contribuidor, algumas edições399 exemplares
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contribuidor — 389 exemplares
In the Nursery (1932) — Contribuidor — 286 exemplares
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 4th Edition, Volume 2 (1979) — Contribuidor — 250 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (1983) — Contribuidor — 236 exemplares
Criticism: Major Statements (1964) — Contribuidor — 222 exemplares
Coleridge's Poetry and Prose [Norton Critical Edition] (2003) — Contribuidor — 198 exemplares
Eighteenth-Century English Literature (1969) — Autor — 187 exemplares
Best Remembered Poems (1992) — Contribuidor — 158 exemplares
Randall Jarrell's Book of Stories (1958) — Contribuidor — 144 exemplares
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
A Literary Christmas: An Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
Major British Writers, Volumes I and II (1954) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
Byron's Poetry and Prose [Norton Critical Edition] (2009) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
Storytelling and Other Poems (1949) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry (2020) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
A Book of Narrative Verse (1930) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
The Faber Book of Gardens (2007) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Elegy written in a country churchyard and other poems (2009) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
A Golden Land (1958) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Modern Arthurian Literature (1992) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Poetas románticos ingleses (1989) 29 exemplares
The Lakeland Poets: An Illustrated Collection (1991) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Five Great English Romantic Poets (Dover Thrift) (1993)algumas edições23 exemplares
Strange Glory (1977) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
100 Story Poems (1951) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
AQA Anthology (2002) — Autor, algumas edições19 exemplares
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Fairy Poems (2023) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Classic Hymns & Carols (2012) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Great Writers and Poets in Ten Volumes (2007) — Autor — 13 exemplares
English Narrative Poems (1909) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Oxford and Oxfordshire in Verse (1982) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Spring World, Awake: Stories, Poems, and Essays (1970) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Bright Poems for Dark Days: An Anthology for Hope (2021) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Quest for Permanence: Symbolism of Wordsworth, Shelley and Keats (1959) — Featured Artist — 9 exemplares
The Poetry of Snowdonia (1989) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Suspense: A Treasury for Young Adults (1966) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Poetry anthology (2000) — Contribuidor, algumas edições6 exemplares
Thames: An Anthology of River Poems (1999) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Selected Ballads (2002) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
La poesía inglesa románticos y victorianos — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
English Romantic Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Ferdinand Freiligraths Werke - Neue Pracht-Ausgabe (1900) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Poems in the waiting room : Issue 86 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



The unfoldment of the Self through the City is one of isolation and alienation, a gradual displacement of a spiritual unity into a materialistic space, the gridlock of the city and its world-feeling. So it is no wonder that, in history, when things are beginning to vanish, they blossom and explode into its largest cultural expression, a sunset effect of consciousness. When knights, with dull chainmail and little aesthetic form are dying out is precisely right when the knights in shining armor with their plethora of angular aesthetic and a sculpted, glossy and 'noble' knighthood visage. So, too, when nature begins to become exploited and is becoming lost, the stories of Grimm and fairy tales, gingerbread men and worlds of fantasia come back to grasp what was lost. So, when nature is invaded by trains and machines, the Poet clings tightest to nature and must return to the trees in an artistic solipsism and a celebration of the Artist / Poet with capital letters as an identity as such.

What the Prelude metahistorically signifies is the birth of a new consciousness into a modern world — of knocking back on the womb of nature — and using language as a means to return to it (by seeing the trees and rivers speaking to him) though language is the means by which the Poet becomes conscious of his own alienation — yet ironically Language is the force of his alienation — for were he not trapped in linguistic, serial time he would be in the cosmic sentience of the babe. Thereby, he hears language in nature itself (in close relation to Kabbalah, and the knowledge of the true name of things).

The ghostly language of the ancient earth,
Or make their dim abode in distant winds.
Thence did I drink the visionary power;

And so the constant need to instantiate the poem into the land, the object of the world, itself. Either by implanting the poem into a location and giving it a localized sense of being, or by literally carving the poem into the rock, the clinging becomes tighter. Wordsworth, losing both parents by age 13, representing Oedipal undertones through this loss of the connectivity with nature, the orphan lost in the world, and so lacking the real parent is resolved unconsciously through the archetypal Parent of Father Sky and Mother Earth. At one moment, stealing a bird away from a snare that someone else has caught, runs away and hears low breathing of himself being caught by the neighbors and townsmen but on a higher turn on the spiral: that Bird is the symbol of the Self and he is stealing himself away from nature and the breathing and rumbling heard is of Nature itself for the process of individuation is the crime of individuation.

Others will love, and we may teach them how —
Instruct them how the mind of man becomes
A thousand times more beautiful than the earth
On which he dwells, above this frame of things.

All during the poem, Wordsworth struggles to put consciousness back in nature and attempts to reachieve Nature — but after his experiences of the celebration of the Artist (with capital A) and the artistic unity of being to heal the wound is reached — he reaches the integration of his consciousness equal to nature. Many miss these concluding lines, marking him as a mere simple animist who is trying to get back into nature but what the poem is really about is psychology and consciousness and a phenomenology of the Self in almost Hegelian terms.
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avoidbeing | 1 outra crítica | Jan 17, 2024 |
Some excellent poems at the beginning. I particularly like the ones focused on nature, and not the ones focused on the country. To the Daisy, To the Small Celendine, Character of the Happy Warrior, She Was A phantom of delight, ode to duty, to sleep, composed upon Westminster Bridge, and The world is too much with us; late and soon.
wvlibrarydude | Jan 15, 2024 |
A message from Wordsworth to today's idiots: "The human mind is capable of being excited without the application of gross and violent stimulants....". That was my first impression of Wordsworth's perspicacity. The second was his apparent sadness about the human condition, the third was his belief in and love of nature, and fourth was his gift for storytelling. I now appreciate him much more than I did fresh out of school. His "Lines Written in Early Spring" finishes with these three lines:
If such be Nature's holy plan,
Have I not reason to lament
What man has made of man?
I guess human history never really changes. At the end of this collection, Mr. Somervell has included his take on the "Principles of Poetry and 'Lyrical Ballads' ", a very worthwhile inclusion. If, for some reason I have to divest myself of much of my collection of The Kings Treasuries of Literature, I will want to save this one: Number 40.
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gmillar | Nov 28, 2023 |
This comment is on the 1850 version of The Prelude, not others or Norton's criticism/apparatus. Perhaps a slog to some contemporary readers, but brilliant, beautiful and often sublime and deeply insightful. That’s not to say it's completely without contradiction or that it presents a coherent system of thought (or is consistently brilliant and beautiful). But it’s rich in food for thought, sometimes viewed from very unusual perspectives, and in an uncannily earthy yet simultaneously other-worldly way. And the language is, to me at least, some of the most engaging in English.… (mais)
garbagedump | 1 outra crítica | Dec 9, 2022 |



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