The Cambridge Companion to 'Lyrical Ballads'

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The Cambridge Companion to 'Lyrical Ballads'

Lyrical Ballads (1798) is a work of huge cultural and literary significance. The volume of poetry, in which Coleridge's Rime of the Ancyent Marinere and Wordsworth's Lines written above Tintern Abbey were first published, lies at the heart of British Romanticism, establishing a poetics of powerful feeling, that is, nonetheless, expressed in direct, conversational language and exploring the everyday realities of common life. Les mer
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The Cambridge Companion to 'Lyrical Ballads'

Lyrical Ballads (1798) is a work of huge cultural and literary significance. The volume of poetry, in which Coleridge's Rime of the Ancyent Marinere and Wordsworth's Lines written above Tintern Abbey were first published, lies at the heart of British Romanticism, establishing a poetics of powerful feeling, that is, nonetheless, expressed in direct, conversational language and exploring the everyday realities of common life. This engaging, accessible collection provides a comprehensive overview of current approaches to Lyrical Ballads, enabling readers to find fresh ways of understanding and responding to the volume. Sally Bushell's introduction explores how the Preface to the second edition (1800) became a potent manifesto for the Romantic movement. Broad in scope, the Companion includes accessible essays on Wordsworth's experiments with language and metre, ecocritical approaches, the reception of the volume in America and more; furnishing students and scholars with a range of entry points to this seminal text.

Part I. Part and Whole; 1. Wordsworth's 'Preface': A Manifesto for British Romanticism Sally Bushell; 2. Collaboration, Domestic Co-partnery and Lyrical Ballads Polly Atkin; 3. Coleridgean Contributions Tim Fulford; 4. Lyric Voice, Ballad Voice Pete Newbon; Part II. Subjects and Situations from Common Life; 5. Conversation in Lyrical Ballads Frances Ferguson; 6. The Power of Things in Lyrical Ballads Paul H. Fry; 7. Marginal Figures Philip Shaw; Part III. Feeling and Thought; 8. Silence and Sympathy in Lyrical Ballads Andrew Bennett; 9. Domestic Affections and the Home Susan Wolfson; Part IV. Language and the Human Mind; 10. A 'Radical Difference': Wordsworth's Experiments in Language and Metre Brennan O'Donnell; 11. Awkward Relations: Poetry and Philosophy in Lyrical Ballads Alexander Regier; Part V. A Global Lyrical Ballads; 12. Ecocritical Approaches to Lyrical Ballads James C. McKusick; 13. Rhyming Revolutionaries: Lyrical Ballads in America Joel Pace; 14. The Indigenous Lyrical Ballads Nikki Hessell.

This accessible collection of essays provides an essential introduction to the volume of poetry that defined British Romanticism.

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