From Wordsworth to Stevens

Essays in Honour of Robert Rehder

by Anthony Mortimer (Volume editor)
Others 348 Pages


On the occasion of Robert Rehder’s seventieth birthday, this Festschrift pays tribute to a forceful and inspiring teacher who is both a poet himself and the author of major studies on Wordsworth and Wallace Stevens. The contributions reflect the range of Rehder’s achievement with essays on Wordsworth and his contemporaries, on the American poets who have been at the centre of his teaching (Whitman, Dickinson, William Carlos Williams), and on recent figures such as Thom Gunn, and Seamus Heaney. It concludes with some appreciations of Robert Rehder’s own poetry. This volume addresses all those who are concerned with poetry in the age of Wordsworth, with the poetry of our own age, and with the continuities between them.
Robert Rehder has been Professor of American and English Literature at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, since 1985.


ISBN (Softcover)
Lyrik Aufsatzsammlung English Literature Wordsworth Stevens, Wallace Rehder, Robert American Literature Englisch Literary Theory Geschichte 1800-2000 Poetry
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, New York, Wien, 2005. 348 pp.

Biographical notes

Anthony Mortimer (Volume editor)

The Editor: Anthony Mortimer is Professor of English Literature at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Among his recent publications are Variable Passions: A Reading of Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis (2000), Petrarch: Canzoniere: Selected Poems (2002). Forthcoming are Petrarch’s Canzoniere in the English Renaissance (2005), The Sacred Epigrams of Angelus Silesius (2005) and Michelangelo: Poems, Letters, Life (2006).


Title: From Wordsworth to Stevens