The Resource Myself and Some Other Being : Wordsworth and the Life Writing

Myself and Some Other Being : Wordsworth and the Life Writing

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Myself and Some Other Being : Wordsworth and the Life Writing
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Myself and Some Other Being
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Wordsworth and the Life Writing
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eng
Summary
  • As a young writer with neither profession nor money, William Wordsworth committed himself to a career as a poet, embracing what he believed was his destiny. But even the "giant Wordsworth," as his friend and collaborator Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him, had his doubts. In Myself and Some Other Being, Daniel Robinson presents a young Wordsworth, as ambitious and insecure as any writer starting out, who was trying to prove to himself that he could become the great poet he desired to be and that Coleridge, equally brilliant and insecure, believed he already was. Myself and Some Other Being is the story of Wordsworth becoming Wordsworth by writing the fragments and drafts of what would eventually become The Prelude, an autobiographical epic poem addressed to Coleridge that he hid from the public and was only published after his death in 1850. Feeling pressured to write the greatest epic poem of all time, a task set for him by Coleridge, Wordsworth feared that he was not up to the challenge and instead looked inside himself for memories and materials that he might make into poetry using the power of his imagination. What he found there was another Wordsworth-not exactly the memory of his younger self but rather "some other being" that he could adapt for an innovative kind of life-writing that he hoped would justify his writing life. By writing about himself and that other being, Wordsworth created an innovative autobiographical epic of becoming that is the masterpiece he believed he had failed to write. In focusing on this young, ambitious, yet insecure Wordsworth struggling to find his place among other writers, Robinson ably demonstrates how The Prelude may serve as a provocative, instructive, and inspirational rumination on the writing of one's own life. Concentrating on the process of Wordsworth's endless revisions, the real literary business
  • of creativity, Robinson puts Wordsworth forward as a model and inspiration for the next generation of writers
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Robinson, Daniel
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PR5864
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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ProQuest (Firm)
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Muse Books
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Autobiographical poetry, English
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Myself and Some Other Being : Wordsworth and the Life Writing
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1641892
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Note on Editions -- Prelude -- Two Consciousnesses -- The History of a Poet's Mind -- Trances of Thought -- A Chosen Son -- There Was a Boy -- Shrines So Frail -- Spots of Time -- Finale -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
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EBC1641892
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (133 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781609382582
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1641892
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1641892
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10845666
  • (OCoLC)871780782
Label
Myself and Some Other Being : Wordsworth and the Life Writing
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1641892
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Note on Editions -- Prelude -- Two Consciousnesses -- The History of a Poet's Mind -- Trances of Thought -- A Chosen Son -- There Was a Boy -- Shrines So Frail -- Spots of Time -- Finale -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
EBC1641892
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (133 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609382582
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1641892
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1641892
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10845666
  • (OCoLC)871780782

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