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Durrant, Geoffrey

Works: 8 works in 63 publications in 1 language and 1,911 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: PR5888, 821.7
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Most widely held works about Geoffrey Durrant
Most widely held works by Geoffrey Durrant
Wordsworth and the great system : a study of Wordsworth's poetic universe by Geoffrey Durrant( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Durrant has two aims in his book, First, he shows that Wordsworth was less hostile to the world-view of the scientist than has been supposed: on the contrary, his poetic vision is from one point of view a translation into terms of feeling and perception of a systematic view of the universe. Second, examination of individual poems reveals a poetic language in which that system is translated into images: star, rock, flower, tree, mountain, cloud, lake, sea. The poems are not sentimental anecdotes, they are 'acts of mind', which turn this world-view into feelings, expressed in a language not far from that of every day. This is inherently a tragic insight; for it sees the individual's consciousness as delight in the natural order, which inevitably brings the death which ends the consciousness. In his great period, from 1798 to 1805, Wordsworth held that vision steadily and whole
William Wordsworth by Geoffrey Durrant( Book )

33 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in honor of Geoffrey Durrant( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wordsworth's metamorphoses by Geoffrey Durrant( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

English 100 failure rate by Geoffrey Durrant( Recording )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William Wordsworth. British authors series-C.U.P by Geoffrey Durrant( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.40 (from 0.38 for Wordsworth ... to 0.80 for Essays in ...)

William Wordsworth
Alternative Names
Durrant, Geoffrey H.

English (58)

William Wordsworth