In this lively and stimulating study, detailed analysis of the poems is closely grounded in the literary and historical contexts in which Lyrical Ballads was first conceived, realized and subsequently expanded into two volumes. Documenting the revisions of the early edition, John Blades carefully reassesses the poems in the light of Wordsworth's and Coleridge's literary theories, while Part II of the study broadens the discussion by tracing the critical history of Lyrical Ballads over the two centuries since its first publication.
MICHEL S. LAGUERRE is Professor and Director of the Berkeley Center for Globalization and Information Technology at the University of California at Berkeley. He has published several books including The Global Ethnopolis: Chinatown, Japantown and Manilatown in American Society. He is currently completing a new volume entitled The Digital City: Information Technology and Globalization in Silicon Valley.