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Wordsworth & The Modernists

Dove Cottage & Garden

12 December 2017
2.00 - 3.00pm

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We are very privileged to be able to use the houseplace of Dove Cottage as the Wordsworth family did – as a place to share a cup of tea and slices of toast together, accompanied by lively conversation and an opportunity to learn something new. There are twelve Dove Cottage Tuesdays talks this winter, six in December and six in February, and each discussion will be led by Wordsworth Trust staff on a topic of their choice. This morning, Outreach Trainee Rebecca Hearfield will talk about the influence of Wordsworth on modernist poets. 

In the preface to Lyrical Ballads, Wordsworth writes that the volume was published as ‘an experiment’, which saw a conscious departure from the established literary rules of the time. This talk by Rebecca will explore the impact of this ‘experiment’ on the development of modern writing and the enduring need writers have felt to challenge the status quo and ‘Make it New!’, as 20th-century poet Ezra Pound proclaimed it necessary to do.

Cost: £7 (including tea and toast)

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