Home at Grasmere: The Journal of Dorothy Wordsworth and the Poems of William Wordsworth

Home at Grasmere The Journal of Dorothy Wordsworth and the Poems of William Wordsworth A continuous text made up of extracts from Dorothy Wordsworth s Journal and a selection of her brother s poems Dorothy Wordsworth kept her Journal because I shall give William pleasure by it In doing
  • Title: Home at Grasmere: The Journal of Dorothy Wordsworth and the Poems of William Wordsworth
  • Author: William Wordsworth Colette Clark
  • ISBN: 9780140431360
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Paperback
  • Home at Grasmere: The Journal of Dorothy Wordsworth and the Poems of William Wordsworth
    A continuous text made up of extracts from Dorothy Wordsworth s Journal and a selection of her brother s poems Dorothy Wordsworth kept her Journal because I shall give William pleasure by it In doing so, she never dreamt that she was giving future readers not only the chance to enjoy her fresh and sensitive delight in the beauties that surrounded her at Grasmere but alA continuous text made up of extracts from Dorothy Wordsworth s Journal and a selection of her brother s poems Dorothy Wordsworth kept her Journal because I shall give William pleasure by it In doing so, she never dreamt that she was giving future readers not only the chance to enjoy her fresh and sensitive delight in the beauties that surrounded her at Grasmere but also a rare opportunity to observe the progress of a poet s mind Colette Clark s skilful and perceptive arrangement of Dorothy s entries alongside William s poems throws a unique light on his creative process, and shows how the interdependence of brother and sister was a vital part in the writing of many of his great poems By reading these poems in relation to the Journal it is possible to trace the processes by which they were committed to paper and so achieve a fuller understanding of them A writer in her own right, Dorothy kept her Journal sparse in personal and emotional detail Yet there is, nevertheless, a deep emotional undercurrent running beneath the surface which only falters when William marries Mary Hutchinson Never again was Dorothy to achieve the freedom, spontaneity and the limpidly beautiful prose with which she infused and irradiated the Grasmere Journals.
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  • William Wordsworth Colette Clark

    William Wordsworth was a major English romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their 1798 joint publication, Lyrical Ballads.Wordsworth s masterpiece is generally considered to be The Prelude, an autobiographical poem of his early years which the poet revised and expanded a number of times The work was posthumously titled and published, prior to which it was generally known as the poem to Coleridge Wordsworth was England s Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850.

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  • I started reading this book during a holiday in the Lake District on a day when we visited Grasmere I had part studied it about 15 years ago for A level and found reading the prose of Dorothy s diary alongside William s poetry absolutely fascinating and something I d always promised myself that I d return to some day I d some idea of the lifestyle of the Wordsworths during this period of their lives and have always been interested, and in no small part envious, of their day to day activities I w [...]


  • Dorothy s deep passion for nature and her brother Her inexhaustible energy A ten mile walk after baking bread and pies every other day , all the while with a headache I was struck by how often she, William and Coleridge were ill almost every day Frequent headaches and collywobbles I wonder if the food or water tended to be tainted Interesting They didn t let illness stop them, however.


  • Frankly, I m not in love with Wordsworth I loved Dorothy Wordsworth s entries, but I m not so much into poetry that I automatically go into conniptions at the mere thought of William Wordsworth s poetry However, this was a decent book.


  • Poetry, the Lake District, a brother and sister who love each other, walking, daffodils, romantics what s not to like about Dorothy s journals




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