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H. J. Jackson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780300174793

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300174793.001.0001

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A Heroic Model of Authorship

A Heroic Model of Authorship

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(p.24) 2 A Heroic Model of Authorship
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Those Who Write for Immortality
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H. J. Jackson

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300174793.003.0002

This chapter examines William Wordsworth's “Essay, Supplementary to the Preface,” an essay written to defend authors who wrote unconventional works of literature against the criticism of literary patrons who avoid buying literary works that deviate from the standard taste of the public. The essay states that writers who are truly original offer the public of their day something that has not been seen before. The essay admits that most readers will reject unconventional literary work because of its unfamiliarity; therefore, unconventional writers are bound to be disliked or disregarded by the majority of their contemporaries. Even so, the essay encourages those writers to accept sole responsibility for “creating the taste by which he is to be enjoyed.”

Keywords:   William Wordsworth, Essay, Supplementary to the Preface, original genius, literary specialists

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