The Play of Absence: <i>The Borderers</i> and the Winds of Culture

Thomas McFarland

in William Wordsworth: Intensity and Achievement

Published in print February 1992 | ISBN: 9780198112532
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670800 | DOI:
The Play of Absence: The Borderers and the Winds of Culture

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This chapter discusses an argument that states that the play The Borderers generates a lot of interest despite its inadequacies as drama, because it presents a lode of Wordsworthian intensity. It is important to note that the play's outset occupies Wordsworth's energies at the same time as his greatest early poem, ‘The Ruined Cottage’.

Keywords: play; The Borderers; drama; Wordsworthian intensity; The Ruined Cottage

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Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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