THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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The Prelude
By William Wordsworth

An essay by Pascale Guibert, a Senior Lecturer at the Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, examining Wordsworth's construction of landscape, with analysis of several extracts and reference to works by Deleuze, Guattari, Marc Porée and others.
An essay by Gary Farnell of King Alfred's College exploring many aspects of this work, although the psychological and literary motives for Wordsworth's lack of detail regarding his parents death in a seemingly autobiographical text is an overriding factor in the reading. With analysis of several excerpts.
An essay by Soheil Ahmed of the University of Queensland looking at the reasons and implicatons of Wordsworth's historical revisions in The Prelude.
An essay by Stuart Allen of Ohio Wesleyan University, which challenges historist readings of The Prelude and argues for a recognition of Wordsworth use of allegory.
In this essay, Joel Pace explores how Wordsworth "relates emotion, cognition and reflection in his concept of imagination" in The Prelude. Featuring several excerpts.