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" The invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakespeare and Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and stupid German Tragedies, and deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse... "
Critical and Miscellaneous Essays - Page 262
by John Wilson - 1842
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Literature and the Marketplace: Romantic Writers and Their Audiences in ...

William G. Rowland - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 230 pages
...editions that Wordsworth fulminated against in the 1800 preface to the Lyrical Ballads: he attacked "frantic novels, sickly and stupid German tragedies,...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse" (Prose 1:128). The publishers of the works now considered major at first stood aloof from this new...
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Realismustheorien in England (1692-1919)

Walter F. Greiner, Fritz Kemmler - Criticism - 1997 - 230 pages
...invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakespear[e] and Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse." — Hier zit. nach Wordsworth's Literary Criticism, ed. by WJB Owen (London and Boston, 1974), 74....
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Dwelling in Possibility: Women Poets and Critics on Poetry

Yopie Prins, Maeera Shreiber - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 373 pages
...new "class of Poetry" represented in the volume is not to be confused with the literary rabble — "frantic novels, sickly and stupid German Tragedies,...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse" — whose appearance on the scene heralded the emergence of what we now call mass literary culture...
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De Quincey's Romanticism: Canonical Minority and the Forms of Transmission

Margaret Russett - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 295 pages
...gothic novel about the dangerous effects of gothic novels. Taking personally Wordsworth's sideswipes at "frantic novels, sickly and stupid German Tragedies,...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse" (PrW 1: 128), De Quincey tells how he was seduced into emulating a degraded sensibility. He produces...
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Arrow of Chaos: Romanticism and Postmodernity

Ira Livingston - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 251 pages
...of "our elder writers, . . . Shakespeare and Milton," in noble opposition to the generic plurals of "frantic novels, sickly and stupid German tragedies,...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in Verse" (1969, 735). Not long after being spoken by a French king, "Apres nous, le deluge" becomes available...
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Impure Conceits: Rhetoric and Ideology in Wordsworth's Excursion

Alison Hickey - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 237 pages
...for extraordinary incident which the rapid communication of intelligence hourly gratifies" and of the "frantic novels, sickly and stupid German Tragedies,...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse" that feed this craving (Prose Works, i : 128). Wordsworth, desiring to extend a free and puissant imagination,...
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Refiguring Revolutions: Aesthetics and Politics from the English Revolution ...

Kevin Sharpe, Steven N. Zwicker - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 376 pages
...acerbically attacks literature that stokes the emotions with melodramatic plots full of lurid detail, the "frantic novels, sickly and stupid German Tragedies,...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse" of such literary purveyors of sensationalism as Matthew Lewis and Gottfried Bürger. Yet at the same...
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The Hidden Wordsworth: Poet, Lover, Rebel, Spy

Kenneth R. Johnston, Kenneth R.. Johnston - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 965 pages
...accepted, two hundreds years later, in societies worried about cultural products far more pernicious than "frantic novels, sickly and stupid German Tragedies,...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse." His interest was partisan, not abstract, because he wished to change the present unhappy situation:...
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Contesting the Gothic: Fiction, Genre and Cultural Conflict, 1764–1832

James Watt - Literary Criticism - 1999
...mass reading public's 'degrading thirst after outrageous stimulation' and the consequent popularity of 'frantic novels, sickly and stupid German tragedies...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse', Wordsworth proclaimed that his own poems would describe 'characters of which the elements are very...
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A Critic's Journey: Literary Reflections, 1958-1998

Geoffrey H. Hartman, Professor Geoffrey H Hartman - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 297 pages
...which the rapid communication of intelligence hourly gratifies." He also lambasted, for good measure, "frantic novels, sickly and stupid German tragedies,...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse," which were driving out the good literature, the "invaluable work of our elder writers." Since then...
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