Jonathan Bate

Jonathan Bate

Recorded: Sun 22 Nov 2020

Duration: 1 hour

Jonathan Bate

In celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the birth of William Wordsworth, literary scholar and biographer Jonathan Bate joins us to make the case for Wordsworth as a radical thinker and poetic innovator.

Bate claims that Wordsworth changed forever the way we think about childhood, about the sense of the self, about our connection to the natural environment, and about the purpose of poetry.

Join him as he talks to Michael Prodger, Associate Editor at the New Statesman, and you may never think of Wordsworth in quite the same light again.

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