Landscape, Liberty and Authority
Poetry, Criticism and Politics from Thomson to Wordsworth
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Landscape, Liberty and Authority by Tim Fulford
Book DescriptionEighteenth-century landscape description formed part of a larger debate over the nature of liberty and authority which was vital to a Britain newly defining its nationhood in a period of growing imperial power and rapid economic change. Tim Fulford examines landscape description in the writings of Thomson, Cowper, Johnson, Gilpin, Repton, Wordsworth, Coleridge and others, revealing tensions that arose as writers struggled for authority over the public sphere and sought to redefine the nature of that authority. In his investigation of poetry and political and aesthetic writing, Dr Fulford throws light on the legacy of Commonwealth and Country-party ideas of liberty. Also discussed are the significance of the Miltonic sublime, the politics of the picturesque and the post-colonial encounter of the Scottish tour. Dr Fulford goes on to show how the early radicalism and later conservatism of Wordsworth and Coleridge were shaped, in part, by eighteenth-century literary political and literary authorities. His study offers an understanding of literary and political influence that cuts across conventional periodization, finding new links between the early eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521027427
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tim Fulford
Romantic Poetry and Literary Coteries, Hardback (August 2015)
Combining historical poetics and book history, Romantic Poetry and Literary Coteries shows Romanticism as characterized by tropes and forms that were jointly produced by literary circles. To show these connections, Fulford pulls from a wealth of print material including political squibs, magazine essays, illustrated tour poems, and journals.
Late Poetry of the Lake Poets, Hardback (October 2013)
This book explores the significance of the late poems of the Lake Poets and the establishment of their later careers.
Native Americans and Anglo-American Culture, 1750-1850, Paperback (January 2013)
This book explains how complex relationships between Britons, Native Americans and Anglo-Americans shaped eighteenth- and nineteenth-century culture.
Literature, Science and Exploration in the Romantic Era, Paperback (July 2007)» View all books by Tim Fulford
Examines the massive impact of colonial exploration on British scientific and literary activity between the 1760s and 1830s.
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