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The making of poetry : Coleridge, the Wordsworths and their year of marvels / Adam Nicolson ; with woodcuts and paintings by Tom Hammick.

The making of poetry : Coleridge, the Wordsworths and their year of marvels / Adam Nicolson ; with woodcuts and paintings by Tom Hammick.
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821.709 NICO
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ISBN 9780008126476 (hardcover)
Author Nicolson, Adam, 1957-
Title The making of poetry : Coleridge, the Wordsworths and their year of marvels / Adam Nicolson ; with woodcuts and paintings by Tom Hammick.
Publisher/Date London : William Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019.
©2019
Pagination etc. 390 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Note Wordsworth and Coleridge as you've never seen them before in this new book by Adam Nicolson, brimming with poetry, art and nature writing. Proof that poetry can change the world. It is the most famous year in English poetry. Out of it came The Ancient Mariner and `Kubla Khan', as well as Coleridge's unmatched hymns to friendship and fatherhood, Wordsworth's revolutionary verses in Lyrical Ballads and the greatness of `Tintern Abbey', his paean to the unity of soul and cosmos, love and understanding. Bestselling and award-winning writer Adam Nicolson tells the story, almost day by day, of the year in the late 1790s that Coleridge, Wordsworth, his sister Dorothy and an ever-shifting cast of friends, dependants and acolytes spent together in the Quantock Hills in Somerset. To a degree never shown before, The Making of Poetry explores the idea that these poems came from this place, and that only by experiencing the physical circumstances of the year, in all weathers and all seasons, at night and at dawn, in sunlit reverie and moonlit walks, can the genesis of the poetry start to be understood. What emerges is a portrait of these great figures as young people, troubled, ambitious, dreaming of a vision of wholeness, knowing they had greatness in them but still in urgent search of the paths towards it. The poetry they made was not from settled conclusions but from the adventure on which they were all embarked, seeing what they wrote as a way of stripping away all the dead matter, exfoliating consciousness, penetrating its depths. Poetry for them was not an ornament for civilisation but a challenge to it, a means of remaking the world.
Subject - Name Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, -- 1772-1834 -- Biography
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, -- 1772-1834 -- Themes, motives
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, -- 1772-1834 -- Homes and haunts
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, -- 1772-1834 -- Criticism and interpretation
Wordsworth, William, -- 1770-1850 -- Biography
Wordsworth, William, -- 1770-1850 -- Themes, motives
Wordsworth, William, -- 1770-1850 -- Homes and haunts
Wordsworth, William, -- 1770-1850 -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject English poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism
Romanticism -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
Seventeen ninety-eight, A.D.
Added Author Hammick, Tom illustrator.
Shelf Location 821.709 NICO
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