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The Resource The Christian Wordsworth, 1798-1805, William A. Ulmer

The Christian Wordsworth, 1798-1805, William A. Ulmer

Label
The Christian Wordsworth, 1798-1805
Title
The Christian Wordsworth, 1798-1805
Statement of responsibility
William A. Ulmer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Recent scholarship on the British Romantic poet William Wordsworth usually depicts him as a secular humanist during the years of his creative ascendancy. In The Christian Wordsworth, 1798-1805, William A. Ulmer challenges this consensus by arguing that Wordsworth never abandoned his faith in a supernatural Deity and that the poet's theism included important Christian sympathies as early as 1798. By tracing the changes in Wordsworth's religious beliefs - from the early secular period to the later Anglican period - Ulmer reconstructs the strategic indirections by which the poet's faith shapes his major poems. In readings of The Ruined Cottage, the Pedlar narrative, "Tintern Abbey," the Prospectus, the Ode, The Prelude, and other texts, Ulmer presents a poet increasingly determined to stage the prophetic revelations of his poems against carefully established Christian backgrounds. Through this revisionary traditionalism, Wordsworth attempts to preserve England's Christian heritage by adapting it to modern needs. Revisionary in its own right, Ulmer's book provides an innovative perspective on Romantic natural supernaturalism and on William Wordsworth's religious poetics and intellectual development."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ulmer, William Andrew
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5892.R4
LC item number
U46 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christian poetry, English
  • Christianity and literature
  • Wordsworth, William
Label
The Christian Wordsworth, 1798-1805, William A. Ulmer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Wordsworth's Faith
  • Vain Belief: Wordsworth and the One Life
  • Faith's Progress, 799-1804
  • Wordsworth and the Immortal Soul
  • Soul's Progress: The Faith of The Prelude
Control code
45835552
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 228 pages
Isbn
9780791451540
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001020006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The Christian Wordsworth, 1798-1805, William A. Ulmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Wordsworth's Faith
  • Vain Belief: Wordsworth and the One Life
  • Faith's Progress, 799-1804
  • Wordsworth and the Immortal Soul
  • Soul's Progress: The Faith of The Prelude
Control code
45835552
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 228 pages
Isbn
9780791451540
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001020006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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