Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Ron Silliman Writes in

The man himself wrote in to respond to the following School of Quietude post.

Great note. I would only include the later Wordsworth in that lineage. Prior to 1810 or so, he still was one of the freshest innovators going. The Prelude remains one of the great works, at least in the first version.

Beyond which, there is an interesting theoretical question: can a British poet truly be a member of the SoQ if anglophilia is one of the characteristics. Are not the British conservatives something of a different problem?
As for me, this whole debate actually makes me want to teach Brit Lit next year. Maybe after that I will have a coherent response to Ron's question.

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