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Organising Poetry: The Coleridge Circle, 1790-1798

David Fairer


In this revisionary study of the poetry of Coleridge, Wordsworth, and their friends during the ‘revolutionary decade’ this book questions the accepted literary history of the period and the critical vocabulary we use to discuss it. It examines why, at a time of radical upheaval when continuities of all kinds (personal, political, social, and cultural) were being challenged, this group of poets explored themes of inheritance, retrospect, revisiting, and recovery. The book charts their struggles to find meaning not through vision and symbol but from connection and dialogue. By placing these poet ... More

Keywords: Coleridge, Wordsworth, Southey, 1790s, organic, romantic, empiricism, poetry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199296163
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296163.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Fairer, author
Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature, University of Leeds
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