Wordsworth and Coleridge: Lyrical Ballads

Critical Perspectives

  • Authors
  • Patrick Campbell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Patrick Campbell
    Pages 1-14
  3. Patrick Campbell
    Pages 15-34
  4. Patrick Campbell
    Pages 35-65
  5. Patrick Campbell
    Pages 66-94
  6. Patrick Campbell
    Pages 95-101
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 163-176

About this book


Lyrical Ballads have always been wedded to controversy. Though the judgments of the periodicals and the ensuing authorial reaction have long since been superseded by a plethora of scholarly interpretations, the debate still focuses on their elusive, paradoxical character. Are the poems traditional or experimental, a random collocation or an organised sequence? Patrick Campbell surveys the critical fluctuations of nearly two centuries while privileging recent approaches which have sought fresh perspectives on the volume - contextual, formalist and genre based, psycho-analytic, materialist, maverick.


Coleridge lyric poem Wordsworth

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