Anna Letitia Barbauld and Eighteenth-Century Visionary Poetics

Anna Letitia Barbauld and Eighteenth-Century Visionary Poetics

by Daniel P. Watkins

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421404585
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 04/16/2012
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Daniel P. Watkins is professor of English at Duquesne University and author of Sexual Power in British Romantic Poetry, A Materialist Critique of English Romantic Drama, and Social Relations in Byron’s Eastern Tales.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Barbauld's Poems in Context
2. Politics, Vision, and Pastoral
3. Satire, Antipastoral, and Visionary Poetics
4. Personal Life and Visionary Poetics
5. Reflections on Writing
6. The Personal and Biblical Principles of Poetic Vision
7. God, Vision, and the Political Moment
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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Stephen C. Behrendt

"Watkins makes an utterly convincing case for why Barbauld is so much more important as a poet and thinker than is typically appreciated, and why a close and systematic study of the complex volume Poems has so much to teach us."

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