Wordsworth and Welsh Romanticism (BOK)

James Prothero

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Popular anthologies hold that the Romantic Era in Great Britain ended promptly in 1832 and that the early Twentieth Century was the time of Modernism and the rejection of the Romantic in British letters. However, in Wales, just the opposite was true. This study traces the work of poets and novelists in Wales in the early- to mid-Twentieth Century who all found their poetic master to be William Wordsworth. In the early part of the century, WH Davies, John Cowper Powys and Huw Menai, a tramp, a mystic novelist and a coal miner, produce novels and poetry with Wordsworth as their acknowledged master. By mid-century, Idris Davies, a coal miner turned teacher, RS Thomas, an Anglican priest and Leslie Norris, another teacher, are writing in the "mountainous shadow of William Wordsworth." While the literary lights of London are leading the Modernist revolution, in Wales, the inspiration is still the English poet, Wordsworth. This study will illuminate this flare up of Romanticism, and show the way in which Romanticism re-emerges from unexpected quarters.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter James Prothero
ISBN 9781443847742
Antall sider 215 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 21,6cm x 2cm
Vekt 408 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Poetry anthologies (various poets)

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