The “Healing Touch” of Nature: Corresponding Elements in the Poetry of William Wordsworth and Jibanananda Das

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Firoze Basu


This paper endeavours to find resonances between Wordsworth's treatment and responses to Nature and Jibanananda's fascination with rural Bengal. A lecturer in English, he tried to bring the West to the Bengali psyche and consciousness utilizing the unique strategy of de-familiarizing the Bengali landscape. In effecting this achievement Jibanananda's familiarity with English poetry is of paramount importance. He has analogical and genealogical similarities with Keats and Wordsworth's particularly Wordsworth, in the celebrations of solitude, of nature.


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Firoze Basu. “The ‘Healing Touch’ of Nature: Corresponding Elements in the Poetry of William Wordsworth and Jibanananda Das”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 6, no. 1, Apr. 2021, pp. 181-92, doi:10.53032/TCL.2021.6.1.21.


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