The Lake Poets - William Wordsworth

  |  Buy to Own: 01/10/1994
  |  60 min
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The term 'Lake poets' was first used in the August 1817 'Edinburgh Review' to describe Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey in a derogatory manner. History now regards the work turned out by these poets between 1797 and 1807 as forming a defining era in English literature, and are discussed here by such critics as Robert Woof, Jonathan Wordsworth, Grevel Lindop, Molly Lefebure and Pamela Woof. In addition, several of William Wordsworth's 'lake' works are read by the late Ted Hughes.