Wordsworth’s Profession: Form, Class, and the Logic of Early Romantic Cultural Production


SKU: 9780804729024
Author: Pfau, Thomas
Publication Date: 12/01/1997
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Binding: Hardcover
Media: Book
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In exploring Wordsworth’s professionalization as a writer, the author’s interpretations are coordinated by a single, albeit highly ramified, critical hypothesis: that Romanticism’s aesthetic forms afforded the middle classes an imaginary furlough from the impinging consciousness of their tenuous socioeconomic status.