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Language of the Senses: Sensory-Perceptual Dynamics in Wordsworth, Coleridge, Thoreau, Whitman, and Dickinson Kerry McSweeney

Language of the Senses: Sensory-Perceptual Dynamics in Wordsworth, Coleridge, Thoreau, Whitman, and Dickinson

Kerry McSweeney

Published July 1st 1998
ISBN : 9780773567276
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223 pages
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McSweeney discusses the sensory acuity that informed Wordsworths, Coleridges, Thoreaus, Whitmans, and Dickinsons finest achievements and then, when blunted by illness or age, contributed to an attenuation of their creative power. He supplies aMoreMcSweeney discusses the sensory acuity that informed Wordsworths, Coleridges, Thoreaus, Whitmans, and Dickinsons finest achievements and then, when blunted by illness or age, contributed to an attenuation of their creative power. He supplies a sensory profile or sensory history for each author and through close readings shows how this profile affected their relationship to the external world and their powers of symbolic perception.