Romanticism, lyricism, and history / Sarah M. Zimmerman.
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- ISBN: 0585091528
- ISBN: 9780585091525
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 233 pages) : illustrations
- Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1999.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-222) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Standard References xxi -- 1 The History of an Aura: Romantic Lyricism and the Millennium that Didn't Come 1 -- 2 "Dost thou not know my voice?": Charlotte Smith and the Lyric's Audience 39 -- 3 William Wordsworth and the Uses of Lyricism 73 -- 4 Dorothy Wordsworth and the Liabilities of Literary Production 113 -- 5 John Clare's Poetics and Politics of Loss 147.
|Review:|| "Arguing against a persistent view of Romantic lyricism as an inherently introspective mode, this book examines how Charlotte Smith, William Wordsworth, and John Clare recognized end employed the mode's immense capacity for engaging reading audiences in reflections both personal and social. Zimmerman focuses new attention on the Romantic lyric's audiences--not the silent, passive auditor of canonical paradigms, but historical readers and critics who can tell us more than we have asked about the mode's rhetorical possibilities. She situates poems within the specific circumstances of their production and consumption, including the aftermath in England of the French Revolution, rural poverty, the processes of parliamentary enclosure, the biographical contours of poet's careers, and the myriad exchanges among poets, patrons, publishers, critics, and readers in the literary marketplace. Book jacket."--Jacket.
|Source of Description Note:|| Print version record.