De Quincey Wordsworth and the Art of Prose

De Quincey  Wordsworth and the Art of Prose

De Quincey argued that very often, and especially when the matter is the very feelings of the writer, ... Seventeenth-century prose provided examples of the art of preparation and connections; of an eloquence which 'prolongs itself, ...

Author: D.D. Devlin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349057672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 132

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Revisionary Gleam

Revisionary Gleam

De Quincey's later criticisms of Wordsworth engage Coleridge all the more deeply in preparing Wordsworth for a new ' revolutionary ' significance in terms of what I have ... 4 Devlin , De Quincey , Wordsworth and the Art of Prose , p .

Author: Daniel Sanjiv Roberts

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 0853238049

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

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This study includes much new information on Thomas De Quincey and his critical engagement with Coleridge, Wordsworth, Burke, Kant and others. The author subtly and convincingly brings overlooked dimensions of De Quincey’s politics to the fore, and examines essays often ignored. The impressive reading of the Liverpool circle and the 1803 Diary should lead to reassessments of this period in De Quincey’s development.
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The Works of Thomas De Quincey Part I Vol 6

The Works of Thomas De Quincey  Part I Vol 6

D. D. Devlin, who discusses the essay in some detail, suggests that Wordsworth's influence is present especially in De Quincey's distinction between rhetoric and eloquence (De Quincey, Wordsworth and the Art of Prose (London: Macmillan, ...

Author: Grevel Lindop

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000749717

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 3152

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Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) is considered one of the most important English prose writers of the early-19th century. This is the first part of a 21-volume set presenting De Quincey's work, also including previously unpublished material.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Works of Thomas De Quincey Part III vol 16

The Works of Thomas De Quincey  Part III vol 16

38; D. D. Devlin, De Quincey, Wordsworth and the Art of Prose (London: Macmillan, 1983), p. 78; Robert Lance Snyder, 'De Quincey's Literature of Power: A Mythic Paradigm' in Studies in English Literature, ...

Author: Grevel Lindop

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000749786

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 4192

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Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) is considered one of the most important English prose writers of the early-19th century. This is the final part of a 21-volume set presenting De Quincey's work, also including previously unpublished material.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Thomas De Quincey

Thomas De Quincey

(1990) Prose in the Age of Poets: Romanticism and Biographical Narrative from Johnson to De Quincey. ... (1969) The Narrow Act: Borges's Art of Allusion. New York: New York University ... De Quincey, Wordsworth and the Art of Prose.

Author: Robert Morrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134148448

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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The ongoing critical fascination with Thomas De Quincey and the burgeoning recognition of the centrality of his writings to the Romantic age and beyond necessitates a critical examination of De Quincey. In this spirit, ten of the top De Quincey scholars in the world have come together in this volume to engage directly with the immense amount of new information to be published on De Quincey in the past two decades. The book features wide-ranging and incisive assessments of De Quincey as essayist, addict, economist, subversive, biographer, autobiographer, aesthete, innovator, hedonist, and much else.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Confessions of an English Opium Eater

The Confessions of an English Opium Eater

V. A. De Luca, Thomas De ,Quincey: The Prose of Vision, Toronto (University of Toronto Press), 1980. D. D. Devlin, De Quincey, Wordsworth and the Art of Prose, London (Macmillan), 1983. John C. Whale, Thomas De Quincey's Reluctant ...

Author: Thomas De Quincey

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192836540

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an account of the early life and opium addiction of Thomas De Quincey, in prose which is by turns witty, conversational, and nightmarish. 'On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth' offers both a small masterpiece of Shakespearian interpretation and a provocative statement of De Quincey's personal aesthetic of contrast and counterpoint. Suspiria de Profundis blends autobiography and philosophical speculation into a series of dazzling prose-poems which explore the mysteries of time, memory, and suffering. 'The English Mail-Coach' develops a richly apocalyptic vision which sets nineteenth-century England's political and imperial grandeur against the suffering and loss of innocence which it entails. This selection presents De Quincey's major works in their original uncut and unrevised versions, which in some cases have not been available for many years.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Romanticism Rhetoric and the Search for the Sublime

Romanticism  Rhetoric and the Search for the Sublime

As did De Quincey's large library, his addiction and his 25 26 D. D. Devlin, De Quincey, Wordsworth, and the Art of Prose (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983). David Mason, De Quincey (London: MacMillan & Co., 1881), 36, 48.

Author: Craig R. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527521148

Category: Nature

Page: 349

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Relying on the author’s established expertise in rhetorical theory and political communication, this book re-contextualizes Romantic rhetorical theory in the late 18th and early 19th centuries to provide a foundation for a Neo-Romantic rhetorical theory for our own time. In the process, it uses a unique methodology to correct misconceptions about many Romantic writers. The methodology of the early chapters uses a dialectical approach to trace Romanticism and its opposition, the Enlightenment, back through Humanism and its opposition, Scholasticism, to St. Augustine. These chapters include a revisionist analysis of the church’s treatment of Galileo in the course of showing how difficult it was for scientific study to be accepted in the academic world. The study also re-conceptualizes Jean-Jacques Rousseau, David Hume, and Edmund Burke as bridge figures to the Romantic Era instead of as Enlightenment figures. This move throws new light on the major artists of the Romantic Era, who are examined in chapters seven and eight. Chapter nine focuses on Percy Bysshe Shelley and his development of the rhetorical poem, and thereby provides a new genre in the Romantic catalogue. Chapter ten uses the foregoing to analyse and reconceptualize the rhetorical theories of Hugh Blair and Thomas De Quincey. The concluding chapter then synthesizes their theories with relevant contemporary rhetorical theories thereby constructing a Neo-Romantic theory for our own time. In the process, this book links the Romantics’ love of nature to the current environmental crisis.
Categories: Nature

Romanticism Rhetoric and the Search for the Sublime 2nd Edition

Romanticism  Rhetoric and the Search for the Sublime  2nd Edition

25 D. D. Devlin, De Quincey, Wordsworth, and the Art of Prose (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983). 26 David Mason, De Quincey (London: MacMillan & Co., 1881), 36, 48. Later, DeQuincey referred to Blair's advice as “elegant but ...

Author: Craig R. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527592926

Category: Music

Page: 356

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Relying on the author’s established expertise in rhetoric and political communication, this book re-contextualizes Romantic rhetorical theory from the late 18th and early 19th centuries to provide a foundation for a Neo-Romantic rhetorical theory for our own time. In the process, it uses a unique methodology to correct misconceptions about the rhetorical theories of many writers. Using a dialectical approach, the early chapters trace Romanticism through its opposition to the industrial revolution and the Enlightenment, back through Humanism and its opposition to Scholasticism, to its roots in St. Augustine’s writing. These chapters include a revisionist analysis of the church’s treatment of Galileo in the course of showing how difficult it was for scientific study to be accepted in Scholastic circles. The study goes on to argue that Jean-Jacques Rousseau, David Hume, and Edmund Burke were bridge figures to the Romantic Era. This move throws new light on exemplary painters, composers, writers and orators of the Romantic Era, who are examined in chapters eight and nine. Chapter ten focuses on Percy Bysshe Shelley and his development of the rhetorical poem, and thereby provides a new genre in the Romantic catalogue. Chapter Eleven turns to the Romantic rhetorical theories of Hugh Blair and Thomas De Quincey to empower those seeking to save the environment. The concluding chapter then synthesizes their theories with relevant contemporary rhetorical theories thereby constructing a Neo-Romantic theory for our own time. In the process, the book links the Romantics’ love of nature to the current environmental crisis.
Categories: Music

Romanticism and Masculinity

Romanticism and Masculinity

78-98: Jonathan Bate, "The Literature of Power: Coleridge and De Quincey', in Fulford and Paley (eds), Coleridge's Visionary Languages, pp. 137–50. See also D.D. Devlin, De Quincey, Wordsworth and the Art of Prose (London, 1983), pp.

Author: T. Fulford

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230372900

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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This book examines the male Romantics' versions of poetic authority in theory and practice in the context of their involvement in the political debates of Regency Britain and argues that their response to Burke's gendered discourse about power effected radical changes in the definitions of masculinity and femininity. It portrays their influence on each other as a series of unstable struggles and alliances in which the formulation of an authoritative masculinity was a political as well as an aesthetic issue. The author investigates the writers' portrayals of women and their collaborations with women writers and throws new light on their nature poetry by relating it to their reactions to the sexual and political scandals of the Regency.
Categories: Literary Criticism