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Authoring the Self: Print Culture, Poetry, and Self-Representation from Pope Through Wordsworth

Authoring the Self: Print Culture, Poetry, and Self-Representation from Pope Through Wordsworth (Hardback)

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Drawing upon historicist and cultural studies approaches to literature, this book argues that the Romantic construction of the self emerged out of the growth of commercial print culture and the expansion and fragmentation of the reading public beginning in eighteenth-century Britain. Arguing for continuity between eighteenth-century literature and the rise of Romanticism, this groundbreaking book traces the influence of new print market conditions on the development of the Romantic poetic self.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: poetry & poetsEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary theory Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 30/12/2004 ISBN-13: 9780415971287  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Scott Hess is Assistant Professor of English at Earlham College, where he also teaches Environmental Studies courses. He has published essays on Romantic and eighteenth-century literature, print culture, authorship, and the environment in Nineteenth Century Studies, The Age of Johnson, European Romantic Review, and International Studies in Literature and Environment.

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