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By Bonamy Dobrée
A biographical and demanding research. From a existence so full of incident, Mr. Dobrée has selected these proof which appear so much to endure at the poet's improvement in existence via artwork.
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This is the story of 'repression'. Its central action is the negation of a given reality involving its transformation into another form, one accessible to interpretation as a transformation of the original. 55 In this strand of Freud's account, he tells the same story of alienation from and return (at a higher level) to nature seen by Abrams and Hartman as the principal theme and movement of Romantic thought, and (so one can argue) assumed as their underlying model by thematic or historicist readings that would translate texts back into the references or reflection of the world from which they arose.
Jeffrey Mehlman (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1976), pp. 18, 15; See Caruth's note 7. 57. The phrase is Wordsworth's, in the epigraph of 'Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood'. 58. WORDSWORTH, Preface to Lyrical Ballads (1800), Prose Works, vol. 1, pp. 132-7, and Essays upon Epitaphs, Prose Works, vol. 2, pp. 80-96. 59. MARGARET HOMANS, Bearing the Word: Language and Female Experience in Nineteenth-Century Women's Writing, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986), p.
Caruth's reading leaves us with a more complex and equivocal picture of the 'narrative origins', in the plural, of the self in Romantic thought. Her essay poses the question of the relationship between these two accounts of the relation between empirically situable events and entities that are not strictly speaking empirical (such as a self that dies or that speaks). Histories of self-knowledge like Wordsworth's and Freud's, she suggests, are the narrativization of 'a less knowable relation' such as that between syntax and semantics or what is described as the relation between trace and symbol in Freud's trauma theory (p.
Alexander Pope by Bonamy Dobrée