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McFarland, Thomas 1926-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 218 publications in 1 language and 10,416 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PR4470, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Thomas McFarland
Shakespeare's pastoral comedy by Thomas McFarland( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coleridge and the pantheist tradition by Thomas McFarland( Book )

14 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanticism and the forms of ruin : Wordsworth, Coleridge, and modalities of fragmentation by Thomas McFarland( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite their hopeful aspirations to wholeness in life and spirit, Thomas McFarland contends, the Romantics were ruins amidst ruins," fragments of human existence in a disintegrating world. Focusing on Wordsworth and Coleridge, Professor McFarland shows how this was true not only for each of these Romantics in particular but also for Romanticism in general.Originally published in 1981.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
William Wordsworth : intensity and achievement by Thomas McFarland( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book seeks to isolate the special factors that generate Wordsworth's greatness as a poet. Setting out from a dissatisfaction with the current trend towards New Historicism in Wordsworthian criticism, it endeavors to qualify the social and political bias of that criticism by a renewed assertion of the poetic primacy of the personal and qualitative. Taking Marjorie Levinson's reading of "Tintern Abbey" as the book's starting point, McFarland sets forth a different way of approaching the poem, and then identifies "intensity" as the secret of Wordsworth's power. The permutations of that quality are illustrated by careful examinations of "Ruth", of the "spots of time", and of "Home at Grasmere". There follow chapters on Wordsworth's desiccation, which is seen as precisely the absence of intensity; and on the aspiration of The Recluse. McFarland then discusses the special way in which Wordsworth assumed the prophetic stance, which was essential to his poetic vision; and the book concludes with a reading of The Borderers, not as a successful play but as a disposal chamber for the dark matter of Wordsworth's cosmos
Originality & imagination by Thomas McFarland( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic cruxes : the English essayists and the spirit of the age by Thomas McFarland( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragic meanings in Shakespeare by Thomas McFarland( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanticism and the heritage of Rousseau by Thomas McFarland( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanticism and the Heritage of Rousseau presents a timely and thorough-going critique of recent thinking on Romanticism. Beginning from the conviction that Rousseau may well have been the most important cultural figure of the last quarter millennium, Thomas McFarland confronts the misplaced emphases and serious misreadings of recent new historicist, post-structuralist, and feminist Romantic criticism. Using Rousseau as a guide and influence, McFarland tackles head-on the work of six important scholars - including Jerome McGann, Marilyn Butler, and Paul de Man - and argues that the 'new orthodoxy' is signally unable to perform the ultimate task of criticism: to discern quality. In its place, McFarland advocates an attention to the 'texture' of the cultural fabric of Romanticism, in order to restore our sense of what Romanticism is, and to allow us to hear again the plangency of its distinctive voice
The masks of Keats : the endeavour of a poet by Thomas McFarland( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book surveys the poetic endeavour of John Keats and urges that his true poetry is uniquely constituted by being uttered through three artificial masks, rather than through the natural voice of his quotidian self." "Keats's great achievement, the book argues, can only be ascertained by means of a resuscitation of the defunct critical category of 'genius', as that informs his use of the masks. To validate this category, the volume is concerned throughout with the necessity of discriminating the truly poetic from the meretricious in Keats's endeavour."--Jacket
Shapes of culture by Thomas McFarland( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradoxes of freedom : the romantic mystique of a transcendence by Thomas McFarland( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradoxes of Freedom is a study of the philosophical and historical conception of liberty. Centering his argument upon the Romantic exaltation of freedom that followed the psychic explosion of the French Revolution, Thomas McFarland identifies freedom as one of the three chief transcendences, along with love and religion, by which humanity orientates itself. The book departs from contemplation of the significance of the Revolutionary motto 'live free or die'; and it discusses the apotheosis of freedom along with its vicissitudes. McFarland indicates, by an examination ranging from antiquity to the present day, both the reasons for the supreme valuation of freedom and the nature of the hindrances, in theory and in fact, that enmesh the realization of freedom. The volume concludes with a sombre assessment of the future of freedom as an orientating transcendence
Opus Maximum : the collected works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Coleridge connection : essays for Thomas McFarland( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays, first published in 1990, written by a team of well-known Romanticists to celebrate the work of the great Coleridge scholar, Thomas McFarland. Contributors: Ian Wylie, Nicola Trott, Nicholas Roe, Molly Lefebure, Grevel Lindop, Tim Fulford, James Engell, Frederick Burwick, E.S. Shaffer, Anthony John Harding, Jonathan Bate, H.W. Piper, Robert Barth SJ, John Beer. 'Much more than a case history of one man's compulsion to create vicarious selves. It is an attempt to account for the variety of those selves, and for the different kinds of creative "symbiosis" which each relationship involved'. ' -Lucy Newlyn
The Coleridge connection : essays for Thomas McFarland ; edited by Richard Gravil and Molly Lefebure( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1976 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published originally in 1809-1810, The Friend was revised in 1812, by public demand. In 1818, a three-volume rifacimento appeared in which Coleridge attempted to dispel obscurity, tie up loose threads of reasoning, and provide more mature apercus. Now, in the Collected Works, The Friend has been re-edited to return to Coleridge's 1818 text. His emendations, cuts, and marginal comments noted in six copies of the work, as well as manuscript additions and deletions, have been included as footnotes. The editor's footnotes also elucidate sources and themes and provide translations of the many Latin and Greek passages. The entire periodical Friend is given as an appendix, with the 1812 revisions
The collected works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

3 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

3 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mask of Keats the endeavour of a poet by Thomas McFarland( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work surveys the poetic endeavour of Keats and urges that his true poetry is uniquely constituted by being uttered through three artificial masks, rather than through the natural voice of his quotidian self
 
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Romanticism and the forms of ruin : Wordsworth, Coleridge, and modalities of fragmentationOriginality & imagination
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MacFarland, Thomas 1926-

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Originality & imaginationRomanticism and the heritage of RousseauThe masks of Keats : the endeavour of a poetParadoxes of freedom : the romantic mystique of a transcendenceOpus Maximum : the collected works of Samuel Taylor ColeridgeThe Coleridge connection : essays for Thomas McFarlandThe collected works of Samuel Taylor ColeridgeThe collected works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge