Wordsworth Notebook. Moods of My Own Mind and Other Poems From Romanticism

Author: Robinson, Jeffrey
Year:2002
Pages:80
ISBN:0-7734-3431-3
978-0-7734-3431-8
Price:59.95
Continues the project begun in Romantic Presences (1995), Spliced Romanticism (Mellen, 1997) and The Life of Things (2001) - of recasting the language, imagery and events from British Romantic Poetry (principally that of Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats) into original poems in a contemporary idiom and post-modern poetics. The title-sequence imagines an "inner world" of William and Dorothy Wordsworth during a summer (1802) of intense writing of poems and journal entries. Another sequence joins and reworks the language of Romantic poems with that of select twentieth-century poets.