Wordsworth's Classical Undersong: Education, Rhetoric and Poetic Truth (Hardback)Richard Clancey (author)
Hardback 215 Pages / Published: 27/01/2000
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Wordsworth's classical education presents an amazing paradox. Gifted teachers trained him in the full rigours of classical Latin and Greek. But Wordsworth's schoolmasters were enlightened, liberal and advanced. They were committed to the Classics and to modern literature. In their enthusiasm they shared their volumes of contemporary poetry with Wordsworth. His was a holistic literary education. Wordsworth developed a profound love for the Classics and thus an enlightened zeal for a new poetry, a poetry capable of being compared with and even daring to compete with the Classical texts he so dearly loved. Richard Clancey's meticulously researched study presents new biographical information on Wordsworth's classical education and new facts about the education of his teachers.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 215
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
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