Alexander Freer’s book ‘Wordsworth’s Unremembered Pleasure’ is published by Oxford University Press, October 2020

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Alexander Freer. Published by Oxford University Press.

Wordsworth’s Unremembered Pleasure (Oxford UP, 2020)┬áinvestigates Wordsworth’s sustained interest in unnoticed, retrospective and “unremembered” pleasure. Reading Wordsworth with and against the psychoanalytic tradition of reading for unconscious trauma, it recovers Wordsworth’s distinct interest in forgotten and unremembered things, and uses romanticism’s anti-traumatic forms as a resource for rethinking wider questions of aesthetic pleasure and compositional practice.