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By Margaret Russett

Margaret Russett makes use of the instance of Thomas De Quincey, the nineteenth-century essayist top remembered for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and his memoirs of Wordsworth and Coleridge, to ascertain the belief of the 'minor' writer, and the way it's relating to what we now name the Romantic canon. The case of De Quincey, neither a canonical determine nor a disenfranchised marginal writer, bargains some degree of entry to in particular Romantic difficulties of literary transmission and periodization. Taking an intertextual technique, Russett situates De Quincey's profession opposed to the works of Wordsworth and Coleridge; the essays of Lamb, Hazlitt, and different writers for the London journal; and discourses of ethics and political financial system that are primary to the matter of identifying literary price. De Quincey's Romanticism indicates how De Quincey helped to form the canon during which his profession was once defined.

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