Adam Sisman

Poesy & Apostasy

Robert Southey: Entire Man of Letters


Yale University Press 326pp £25 order from our bookshop

Almost everyone knows the name of Robert Southey, though few of us can recall a single line of his poetry. Much admired in his lifetime, he is now rarely read. He is remembered largely as the associate of William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge: a fact that would probably have astonished and certainly have enraged him. 

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