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Author Kearns, Sheila M., 1955-

Title Coleridge, Wordsworth, and romantic autobiography : reading strategies of self-representation / Sheila M. Kearns
Published Rutherford, N.J. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1995


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Description 202 pages ; 25 cm
Summary In examining the way in which Wordsworth's and Coleridge's autobiographical projects intertwine at both a textual and a personal level, this study provides an important account of the way in which Romantic autobiography constitutes a response to the conditions of authorship and textual authority that arise at the end of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth
At the end of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth, Wordsworth's and Coleridge's writings provided significant instances of the emerging genre of autobiography. In their writings particular eighteenth-century notions of textuality and self-representation serve to define the practice of autobiographical writing during the Romantic period. This account of Romantic autobiographical writing employs theoretical insights gained from poststructuralist analyses of language and subjectivity and brings to those insights a focus on the historical and material circumstances of individual human beings as they attempt to define themselves and their times in and through writing
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834. Biographia literaria
Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850. Prelude.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Poets, English -- 19th century -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Poets, English -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Poets, English -- 19th century -- Biography.
Romanticism -- England.
Self in literature.
LC no. 92055128
ISBN 0838635466 (alk. paper)