sábado, 28 de abril de 2007

William Wordsworth (1770-1850), great romantic poet, and the tourism of a region

(source of the image above, too)

I quote:
"William Wordsworth (April 7, 1770 – April 23, 1850) was a major English romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their 1798 joint publication, "Lyrical Ballads". Wordsworth's masterpiece is generally considered to be "The Prelude", an autobiographical poem of his early years that was revised and expanded a number of times. It was never published during his lifetime, and was only given the title after his death. Up until this time it was generally known as the poem "to Coleridge". Wordsworth was England's Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850."

William had a Summerhouse in Rydal Mount, Cumbria (not far for Ruskin's House in Brantwood):In this famous book (London, Routledge, 1995 - my edition 2000), John Urry approaches in Chapter 13 the question of "The making of the Lake District" as a tourist destiny. Landscape, sublime, romanticism, archaeology, sports, history, literature, gastronomy, etc., everything is included in one of the most famous areas for tourist leisure all over the world.

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