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John Clare in Context

John Clare in Context

by Hugh Haughton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521445477

ISBN-13: 9780521445474

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The marginalization of John Clare's poetry, despite renewed interest in Romanticism and the literature of madness, is still an enigma. This important collection of new critical essays provides a welcome reappraisal in the wake of Clare's bicentenary, and will be a landmark in the history of his reception. It includes chapters on landscape and botany, Clare's politics

Overview

The marginalization of John Clare's poetry, despite renewed interest in Romanticism and the literature of madness, is still an enigma. This important collection of new critical essays provides a welcome reappraisal in the wake of Clare's bicentenary, and will be a landmark in the history of his reception. It includes chapters on landscape and botany, Clare's politics, his madness, Clare and the critics, and a remarkable essay by Seamus Heaney on Clare's importance as a poetic precursor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521445474
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Notes on contributors; Introduction: relocating John Clare Hugh Haughton and Adam Phillips; Clare and the critics Mark Storey; Progress and rhyme: 'The Nightingale's Nest' and Romantic poetry Hugh Haughton; John Clare: the trespasser John Goodridge and Kelsey Thornton; John Clare: precursor? Seamus Heaney; Clare's politics John Lucas; The exposure of John Clare Adam Phillips; 'The Riddle Nature Could Not Prove': hidden landscapes in Clare's poetry Nicholas Birns; Beyond the visionary company: John Clare's resistance to Romanticism James McKusick; 'A Love for Every Simple Weed': Clare, botany and the poetic language of lost Eden Douglas Chambers; All madness for writing: John Clare and the asylum Roy Porter; Clare and 'the dark system' Marilyn Gaull; Selected further reading; Index.

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