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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 de William Wordsworth

Lyrical Ballads (1798) 1,141 cópias
Favorite Poems (1992) 537 cópias
The Prelude (1850) 355 cópias
The Prelude: A Parallel Text (1971) 251 cópias
Wordsworth: Poems (1995) 223 cópias
Selected Poems (1850) 205 cópias
The Essential Wordsworth (1988) 112 cópias
Guide to the Lakes (1926) 71 cópias
Poems of Wordsworth (1879) 65 cópias
Life at Grasmere: Dorothy and William Wordsworth (2009) — Autor — 52 cópias
Selected Poetry (1950) 30 cópias
Selections from Wordsworth (1920) 27 cópias
The Poetical Works of Wordsworth (1908) — Autor — 25 cópias
Poems of William Wordsworth (1902) 25 cópias
The Excursion (1991) 19 cópias
Selected Poems 17 cópias
Poems 14 cópias
Selected Poetry (1950) 12 cópias
A Pocket Poet Wordsworth (1996) 12 cópias
Works (III) 11 cópias
The White Doe Of Rylstone (1988) 11 cópias
A Wordsworth anthology (1946) 10 cópias
Selected poems 9 cópias
Peter Bell (1985) 9 cópias
Poems (1970) 9 cópias
A Wordsworth Treasury (1978) 9 cópias
The Five-Book Prelude (1997) 8 cópias
Wordsworth: 'Daffodils' and other poems (2002) — Autor — 7 cópias
Lucy Gray or, Solitude (1964) 7 cópias
The borderers (1982) 7 cópias
Wordsworth's Poems (1900) 7 cópias
Poems, Lyrics & Sonnets (1945) 7 cópias
Selected poems 6 cópias
Wordsworth in Scotland (1987) 6 cópias
Works (I) 5 cópias
Poems By William Wordsworth (1970) 5 cópias
Poems (1959) 5 cópias
Runoja 5 cópias
The Lake Poets (1983) 4 cópias
Benjamin the waggoner (1981) 4 cópias
The thirteen-book Prelude (1992) 4 cópias
LXXV sonnets 3 cópias
Poems (Everyman's Library) (1955) 3 cópias
London, 1802 3 cópias
Representative poems (1937) 3 cópias
Poesie 1798-1807 (1997) 3 cópias
Wordsworth: Selected Poems (1959) 2 cópias
Selected Poems (2016) 2 cópias
The Recluse (2009) 2 cópias
O PRELÚDIO 2 cópias
The Prelude 1850 (2014) 2 cópias
Antología poética (2021) 2 cópias
The River Duddon (2017) 2 cópias
Nuns Fret Not 2 cópias
Selections from Wordsworth (1932) — Autor — 2 cópias
The Lucy Poems (2010) 2 cópias
Selected Critical Essays (1999) 2 cópias
Complete works 1 exemplar(es)
Choix de poésies 1 exemplar(es)
The Art Gallery 1 exemplar(es)
Poems (Gift Classics) 1 exemplar(es)
Women and Men's Daughters (1970) 1 exemplar(es)
Wordsworth 1 exemplar(es)
Great Poets : Wordsworth (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
A Wordsworth Selection 1 exemplar(es)
Poems, lyrics, & sonnets 1 exemplar(es)
Prose works 1 exemplar(es)
The Waggoner, A Poem 1 exemplar(es)
Yarrow Revisited 1 exemplar(es)
Wordsworth. Select poems 1 exemplar(es)
Trailing Clouds of Glory (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Poetical Works. 8 vols. 1 exemplar(es)
Moments with Wordsworth 1 exemplar(es)
The Poems of Wordsworth (1973) 1 exemplar(es)
Wordsworth és Coleridge versei (1982) 1 exemplar(es)
The Grasmere Wordsworth 1 exemplar(es)
Poems In Two Volumes V1 (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Poemas (1976) 1 exemplar(es)
“Two April Mornings” 1 exemplar(es)
“The Fountain” 1 exemplar(es)
“Nutting” 1 exemplar(es)
The Poems Vol 1-2 1 exemplar(es)
Grace Darling 1 exemplar(es)
Wordsworth, an anthology (1920) 1 exemplar(es)
Letters of William Wordsworth (1954) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Wordsworth's Sonnets 1 exemplar(es)
Poems, Volume One 1 exemplar(es)
Eight Poets 1 exemplar(es)
Wordsworth's Poetry (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Flowers from William Wordsworth (1906) 1 exemplar(es)
Lucy {poem} 1 exemplar(es)
A day with the poet Wordsworth (1909) 1 exemplar(es)
Poetical Works Of Wordworth (1965) 1 exemplar(es)
The Poetry Of Cats (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Wordsworth. Poetry & Prose (1967) 1 exemplar(es)
In Passing 1 exemplar(es)
Poems (Mini-poets) (1975) 1 exemplar(es)
Poemas 1 exemplar(es)
Poems. v. 1. Ed. P. Wayne (1955) 1 exemplar(es)
Wordsworth's pocket notebook (1972) 1 exemplar(es)
Wordsworth; Poetry and Prose (1960) 1 exemplar(es)
England's Favourite Poems (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Poetry & prose (1969) 1 exemplar(es)
Wordsworth day by day 1 exemplar(es)
The white doe of Rylestone (1867) 1 exemplar(es)
Poesia selecionada. 1 exemplar(es)
Intimations of Mortality 1 exemplar(es)
Poems : 1815 (1989) 1 exemplar(es)
Wordsworth Poetry 1 exemplar(es)
Wordsworth: Poems (Volume I) (1955) 1 exemplar(es)
Sonnets 1 exemplar(es)
Five Lucy Poems 1 exemplar(es)
Poems Written in Youth (2015) 1 exemplar(es)

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One Hundred and One Famous Poems (1916) — Contribuinte, algumas edições1,957 cópias
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuinte — 1,268 cópias
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Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições929 cópias
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English Romantic Poetry: An Anthology (1996) — Contribuinte — 576 cópias
A Treasury of the World's Best Loved Poems (1961) — Contribuinte — 524 cópias
Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books (1909) — Contribuinte — 521 cópias
English Poetry, Volume II: From Collins to Fitzgerald (1910) — Contribuinte — 508 cópias
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The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contribuinte — 393 cópias
In the Nursery (1932) — Contribuinte — 288 cópias
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (1983) — Contribuinte — 237 cópias
Criticism: Major Statements (1964) — Contribuinte — 223 cópias
Coleridge's Poetry and Prose [Norton Critical Edition] (2003) — Contribuinte — 198 cópias
Eighteenth-Century English Literature (1969) — Autor — 188 cópias
Best Remembered Poems (1992) — Contribuinte — 159 cópias
Randall Jarrell's Book of Stories (1958) — Contribuinte — 145 cópias
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A Literary Christmas: An Anthology (2013) — Contribuinte — 137 cópias
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The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Contribuinte — 116 cópias
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Contribuinte — 111 cópias
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Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry (2020) — Contribuinte — 94 cópias
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Storytelling and Other Poems (1949) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
A Book of Narrative Verse (1930) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
The Faber Book of Gardens (2007) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Elegy written in a country churchyard and other poems (2009) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
A Golden Land (1958) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
Modern Arthurian Literature (1992) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Poetas románticos ingleses (1989) 29 cópias
The Lakeland Poets: An Illustrated Collection (1991) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Five Great English Romantic Poets (Dover Thrift) (1993)algumas edições23 cópias
Strange Glory (1977) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
100 Story Poems (1951) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
AQA Anthology (2002) — Autor, algumas edições19 cópias
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Fairy Poems (2023) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Classic Hymns & Carols (2012) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Great Writers and Poets in Ten Volumes (2007) — Autor — 13 cópias
Oxford and Oxfordshire in Verse (1982) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
English Narrative Poems (1909) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Bright Poems for Dark Days: An Anthology for Hope (2021) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Spring World, Awake: Stories, Poems, and Essays (1970) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
The Poetry of Snowdonia (1989) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Suspense: A Treasury for Young Adults (1966) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Poetry anthology (2000) — Contribuinte, algumas edições6 cópias
Thames: An Anthology of River Poems (1999) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
19. Jahrhundert 1. Romantik (1983) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Selected Ballads (2002) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
La poesía inglesa románticos y victorianos — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
English Romantic Poetry (1996) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Ferdinand Freiligraths Werke - Neue Pracht-Ausgabe (1900) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Der Phoenix und die Taube - Englische Lyrik in deutscher Fassung (1991) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Poems in the waiting room : Issue 86 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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 resenha | 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 resenha | Dec 9, 2022 |



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