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Richey, William 1956-

Works: 4 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 1,021 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Richey
Reading rock and roll : authenticity, appropriation, aesthetics( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blake's altering aesthetic by William Richey( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on Blake's shifting attitudes toward the classical and the Gothic, Richey approaches the poet from a fresh angle, claiming that no single aesthetic philosophy applies uniformly throughout Blake's career. Rather, the Blake that Richey traces is a highly self-critical individual who is constantly repudiating his once deeply held convictions and inverting his former positions. Thus, instead of seeing Blake's later anticlassicism as a natural or inevitable outgrowth of his youthful beliefs, Richey argues convincingly that the changes in his theory and practice derived from specific social, political, and biographical conditions that caused his thinking to veer in unpredictable and often surprising directions
Lyrical ballads : and related writings : complete text with introduction contexts, reactions by William Wordsworth( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This New Riverside Edition of Lyrical Ballads, edited by William Richey (University of South Carolina) and Daniel Robinson (Widener University), contains the entire 1798 London edition of Lyrical Ballads, as well as a wide variety of related writings from the era. To provide a sense of the intellectual climate from which Lyrical Ballads emerged, the volume features selections from influential philosophers such as Adam Smith, David Hartley, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau; to situate the work within its historical and political context, the edition contains excerpts from writers such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Edmund Burke, and Jeremy Bentham; and to illustrate the revolutionary and experimental nature of Wordsworth and Coleridge's poetry in Lyrical Ballads, the volume offers a generous sampling of ballads, rustic and humanitarian poetry, and nature poems by their contemporaries. The edition concludes with a section that contains contemporary reviews and poetic responses, as well as the poets' own later reactions and revisions to Lyrical Ballads. Each section is prefaced by a detailed introduction that provides readers with a wealth of historical, cultural, and biographical information, making this New Riverside Edition the most comprehensive edition of this important work available
"The Covenant of Priam" : Blake's re-visions of the Homeric epic by William Richey( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.35 for Lyrical ba ... to 0.82 for "The Coven ...)

Reading rock and roll : authenticity, appropriation, aesthetics
English (16)

Blake's altering aestheticLyrical ballads : and related writings : complete text with introduction contexts, reactions