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dc.contributor.authorRyan, John Sen
dc.identifier.citationAustralasian Victorian Studies Association Journal, v.8, p. 118-120en
dc.description.abstractThis exciting study by the Co-Director of the Wordsworth Centre at Lancaster University is the product of the writer's Cambridge doctoral thesis and of her preparation as co-editor of the unpublished manuscript transcriptions from the forthcoming Cornell edition of 'The Excursion'. This makes the book richly insightful of the various published and manuscript versions of this too neglected Wordsworthian text. ... Clearly 'The Excursion', in the last analysis, is a representative yet personal experience narrative, following certain traditional norms for performance, providing in depth a revelation of the social life and values of its community, drawing on the experience of a particular person, the poet, telling of the functional/moral norms of a small community, in a remembered period. Yet this narrative memory is not for a specific audience, since the Poet has here transformed the spoken records for a timeless audience, and, in Books VIII and IX, for a national one. This cogent and dynamic interpretation by Sally Bushnell, one both cogently argued, and irresistibly persuasive, shows the poem to be powerfully aware of natural life and to project an essential optimism, to counter the very real suffering of so many. In short, both the critic and the poet have succeeded brilliantly in their task of reading poetry back into real life, and in illumining the soul of man in a time of so much martial and social tumult.en
dc.publisherUniversity of New Englanden
dc.relation.ispartofAustralasian Victorian Studies Association Journalen
dc.titleReview of 'Re-reading The Excursion: Narrative, Response and the Wordsworthian Dramatic Voice', by Sally Bushnell. Aldershot, Hants. Ashgate, 2002en
dc.subject.keywordsArt Criticismen
dc.subject.keywordsFine Arts (incl Sculpture and Painting)en
dc.subject.keywordsVisual Culturesen
local.contributor.firstnameJohn Sen
local.subject.for2008190502 Fine Arts (incl Sculpture and Painting)en
local.subject.for2008190104 Visual Culturesen
local.subject.for2008190101 Art Criticismen
local.subject.seo2008959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classifieden
local.subject.seo2008950403 Environmental Ethicsen
local.subject.seo2008950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)en
local.profile.schoolSchool of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciencesen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.title.subtitleNarrative, Response and the Wordsworthian Dramatic Voice', by Sally Bushnell. Aldershot, Hants. Ashgate, 2002en
local.title.maintitleReview of 'Re-reading The Excursionen
local.output.categorydescriptionD3 Review of Single Worken
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