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Revision and Authority in Wordsworth: The Interpretation of a Career

  • Published Date: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989 

William H. Galperin

altRevision and Authority in Wordsworth: The Interpretation of a Career, Professor Galperin has examined the relationship of canonical Romantic writing to both contemporaneous and contiguous developments in British literature and culture. His study of Wordsworth explores the relationship between the poetry of Wordsworth’s so-called “great decade” and the poet’s middle and later poetry, showing how the later poetry, far from an anticlimax, represents a sharply critical engagement with the poet’s overtly Romantic writings and the hierarchies they install.