Figures of memory: poetry, space, and the past

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Palgrave Macmillan, Apr 28, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 244 pages
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Through incisive readings of ten poets from William Wordsworth to Alice Oswald, this book shows how poets have engaged with the possibilities and pitfalls of memory. Linking poets’ uses of personal, aesthetic, and collective memory, as well as history, the book provides a new critical template for understanding how literature engages with the past.

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Victorian and PostVictorian
Modernism Tradition and Organicism
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About the author (2009)

CHARLES ARMSTRONG is Professor in British Literature at the University of Bergen, Norway. His publications include Romantic Organicism and Postcolonial Dislocations (co-edited with Oyuun Hestetun), as well as articles in The Coleridge Bulletin, Literature and Theology and the Nordic Journal of English Studies.

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