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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2006) 52 (4): 367–390.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Malcolm Woodland Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 41 Wordsworth Stranded: The Prelude and Mark Strand s “The Untelling” Malcolm Woodland “Say,” I said. “If translation is a kind of reading, the assump­ tion or transformation of one personal idiom into another...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 362–387.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Amelia Klein Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 HI The Counterlove of Robert Frost Amelia Klein F ro st’s critics often invoke Wordsworth, or romanticism in general, in order to contrast romantic “excess” with Frosts thoroughly modern disenchantment, almost invariably...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2003) 49 (4): 472–493.
Published: 01 December 2003
... perhaps an easy target. But Smith also takes on Wordsworth. A number of her poems start with titles or lines of Wordsworth’s most famous poems. Smith is particularly distrustful ofWordsworth’s professed access to vision through children, or the idea that the child has access to a knowledge of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): 117–149.
Published: 01 June 2002
... Winander story in book 5 of the Prelude. Bishop’s deep reading of Wordsworth is well known; one of her most notorious self­ characterizations occurs in a 1952 letter to Robert Lowell in which she says of her new book, “on reading what I’ve got on hand I find I’m really a minor female Wordsworth...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 56–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and was never published, it does provide insight into the development of the poem. In one emendation of the earlier draft, for instance, Crane writes the word “Boy” into the typewritten title of the poem, making it “The Idiot Boy,” thereby alluding directly to William Wordsworth’s 1798 poem with the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... statements about and theories of poetry over the past several hundred years emerge out of a consideration of one or the other of these issues, whether Wordsworth’s theory of the affective temporality of poetic composition (“the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” that is, some time later, composed as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Isaacs’s tastes are more contemporary and feminist, centered on women’s writing: Adrienne Rich, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker. She and her classmates do not warm to Wordsworth or to any of the great male poets. Inevitably they miss all the literary allusions. The three gods of Lurie’s epic pantheon...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 493–513.
Published: 01 December 2008
... incursion of vision on a subdued and steady grief, a reminiscence of Wordsworth’s “Surprised by joy, impatient as the wind”: “I part thick curtains, and am starded by / The rapid clouds, the moon’s cleanhness” (204). “Cleanliness” differs from “cleanness” by being habitual, and Larkin imphes that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 June 2002
... author, though its intertextual explorations of Bishop’s relations to Wordsworth, Frost, Lowell, and Randall Jarrell give it a broad take on modern poetic traditions and the problem of the modern poetic career: how can poets, especially women poets, conceive this calling. If lyric...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2002) 48 (4): 461–486.
Published: 01 December 2002
... loss to her but oh the differ­ ence to me, as Mr Wordsworth remarked. (Letters 272) Joyce’s intention to “pilfer” from Marsden’s forthcoming book is all the more striking because of his allusion to Wordsworth’s poem “Song,” one of the “Lucy” poems.15 The allusion is significant for several...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 239–267.
Published: 01 September 2004
... process whereby lived experience is overlaid with subsequent contempla­ tion; the pattern becomes apparent only through temporal layering. At the same time, the poem wrestles with art’s fidelity to present emotion. It de­ mands, and finds, alternatives to both the Grecian Urn and Wordsworth’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 337–367.
Published: 01 December 2004
... bound Within the Sonnet’s scanty plot of ground. —Wordsworth (199) -^T ot least among the prescient aspects of George Orwell’s 1984 is its articulation of a paranoia that is at once dismal and thrilling. If today para­ noia’s distinctive sensibility—its blend of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2008) 54 (1): 47–74.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Montague, along with authors from Wales, Scotland, England, and America, including R. S. Thomas, Edwin Muir, George Mackay Brown, Norman MacCaig, Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley Maclean, William Wordsworth, Philip Larkin,Ted Hughes,Thomas Hardy, and Robert Frost. Thus his regionalist project bursts the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 336–366.
Published: 01 September 2014
... named desires and repressed narcissistic ones, and the poem’s final twist clarifies this conflict by alluding to another poet who was deeply invested in the cultural meaning of childhood, William Wordsworth.14 The concluding couplet succinctly mourns the separation of mother from baby: “The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 231–239.
Published: 01 June 2016
... McCullers’s The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter and Herman Melville’s Billy Budd , it is William Wordsworth’s “The Idiot Boy” that serves as the ur-text of modern depictions of the linguistically and cognitively impaired. For Berger, the boundary of language in this literary text is uncrossable by conventional...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 125–152.
Published: 01 June 2007
... creation exemplified in the poetics of Wordsworth, Emer­ son, and Whitman. This romantic lineage also explains two other distinc­ tive aspects of Famous Men: its antipathy to art and its residual pastoralism. To recognize these elements is not to say, as Evans reportedly did, that Agee was a “raging...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): vi–x.
Published: 01 June 2007
... the essay was itself a kind of living demonstration of the very argument that it was making, as I was delighted to misrecall in the process that one of the subliminal “he­ roes” in the interstices of the piece—William Wordsworth—notes in the Preface to the 2nd edition of the Lyrical Ballads not...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 263–284.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Stephen James Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 m Seamus Heaneys Sway Stephen James I n his essay “The Makings of a Music: Reflections on Wordsworth and Yeats,” Seamus Heaney considers Hazlitt’s account of a visit to Alfoxden in June 1798, when Wordsworth gave a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 455–462.
Published: 01 December 2016
... argumentation anew. Jody Cardinal approaches “Patriarchal Poetry” as a text deeply in conversation with the sexology discourse promulgated by Havelock Ellis, while in an essay titled “Long Dull Poems” Rebecca Porte reads Stanzas in Meditation alongside Wordsworth’s Prelude . Linda Voris’s essay on the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 228–236.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and prose) in relation to the French Revolution, especially William Wordsworth’s notion of “spots of time,” which decadent writing in the Victorian period loses faith in because of the experience of failed revolutionary expectations. After touching on De Quincey and Mary Shelley, Sherry turns to...