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Major Works

Author: John Clare,Eric Robinson,David Powell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192805638

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 531

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This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a generous selection of Clare's poetry and prose, including autobiographical writings and letters. John Clare (1793-1864) is now recognized as one of the greatest English Romantic poets, after years of indifference and neglect. Clare was an impoverished agricultural labourer, whose genius was generally not appreciated by his contemporaries, and his later mental instability further contributed to his loss of critical esteem. But the extraordinary range of his poetical gifts has restored him to the company of his contemporaries Byron, Keats, and Shelley, and this fine selection illustrates all aspects of his talent. It contains poems from all stages of his career, including love poetry, and bird and nature poems. Written in his native Northamptonshire, Clare's work provides a fascinating reflection of rural society, often underscored by his own sense of isolation and despair. Clare's writings are here presented with the minimum of editorial interference, and with a new Introduction by the poet and scholar Tom Paulin.

"I Am"

The Selected Poetry of John Clare

Author: John Clare,Jonathan Bate

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374528691

Category: Poetry

Page: 317

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This is the first anthology of the great "peasant poet's" remarkable verse that makes available the full range of his accomplishments. Here are the different Clares that have beguiled readers for two centuries.

The Major Works

Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192813749

Category: Poetry

Page: 845

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Offers the fullest one-volume selection in English of Shelley's major works, including all but one of his longer poems, a wide range of shorter poems, and "A Defence of Poetry" and other major prose works.

The Shepherd's Calendar

Author: John Clare,David Powell,Geoffrey Summerfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199672229

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 176

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John Clare's classic of English poetry describes the countryman's year, each month marked by its agricultural tasks, rural celebrations, and festivals. This reissue marks the 150th anniversary of the poet's death, and includes charming wood engravings by David Gentleman.

John Clare in Context

Author: Geoffrey Summerfield,Hugh Haughton,Adam Phillips

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521445474

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 313

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Critics including Seamus Heaney provide a welcome reappraisal in the wake of Clare's bicentenary.

John Clare

Author: Jonathan Bate

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1743291833

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Lunatic, lover, poet: this is the definitive biography of John Clare. John Clare was a great Romantic poet, with a name to rival that of Blake, Byron, Coleridge, Keats, Wordsworth or Shelley, and a life that was possibly the most extraordinary, and certainly the most moving, of them all. From rural Northamptonshire to literary London, from first love to delusions, depression and incarceration, Clare was haunted by ghosts from the past. In this, the first major biography of Clare, Jonathan Bate explores both the man and his madness, his work and his writing - poems, letters, even part of an autobiography - all of which show a mind plagued by demons and doubts, constantly questioning issues of identity, memory and, above all, loss.

John Clare's Romanticism

Author: Adam White

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319538594

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

View: 8013

This book offers a major reassessment of John Clare’s poetry and his position in the Romantic canon. Alert to Clare’s knowledge of the work of his Romantic contemporaries and near contemporaries, it puts forward the first extended series of comparisons of Clare’s poetry with texts we now think of as defining the period – in particular poems by Robert Burns, William Wordsworth, Lord Byron, and John Keats. It makes fully evident Clare’s original contribution to the aesthetic culture of the age by analysing how he explores a wide range of concerns and preoccupations which are central to, and especially privileged in, Romantic-period poetics, including ‘fancy’, the sublime, childhood, ruins, joy, ‘poesy’, and a love lyric marked by a peculiar self-consciousness about sincere expression. At the heart of this book is the claim that the hitherto under-scrutinised subjective stances, transcendent modes, and abstract qualities of Clare’s lyric poetry situate him firmly within, and as fundamentally part of, Romanticism, at the same time as his writing constitutes a distinctive contribution to one of the most fascinating eras of English literature.

The early poems of John Clare, 1804-1822

Author: John Clare,Eric Robinson,David Powell,Margaret Grainger

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Poetry

Page: 852

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Providing the first reliable basis for a new assessment of John Clare's poetic growth, this two-voume collection presents all of Clare's early poems--many published here for the first time--and all known variants. Ranging from juvenilia to the published poems that first established Clare's reputation, this edition preserves Clare's characteristic spelling, punctuation, grammar, and vocabulary, and includes an introduction, extensive annotations, and a glossary.

The Rural Muse


Author: John Clare

Publisher: N.A


Category: English poetry

Page: 175

View: 1918

The midsummer cushion

Author: John Clare,Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery

Publisher: Persea Books


Category: Poetry

Page: 518

View: 8842

The parish

a satire

Author: John Clare,Eric Robinson,David Powell

Publisher: Penguin Group USA


Category: Fiction

Page: 95

View: 1187

Working-Class Women Poets in Victorian Britain

An Anthology

Author: Florence S. Boos

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 177048275X

Category: Poetry

Page: 366

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Though working-class women in the nineteenth century included many accomplished and prolific poets, their work has often been neglected by critics and readers in favour of comparable work by men. Questioning the assumption that few poems by working-class women had survived, Florence Boos set out to discover supposedly lost works in libraries, private collections, and archives. Her years of research resulted in this anthology. Working-Class Women Poets in Victorian Britain features poetry from a variety of women, including an itinerant weaver, a rural midwife, a factory worker protesting industrialization, and a blind Scottish poet who wrote in both the Scots dialect and English. In addition to biographical information and contemporary reviews of the poets’ work, the anthology also includes several photographs of the poets, their environment, and the journals in which their poems appeared.

The Poems of Charlotte Smith

Author: Charlotte Turner Smith,Stuart Curran

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019508358X

Category: Medical

Page: 335

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The works of Charlotte Smith (1749-1806), poet. playwright, and novelist, helped determine the tastes of early Romanticism. This, the first edition of her collected poetry, restores to the study of English poetry a distinctive, compelling voice.


Author: John 1793-1864 Clare,Arthur 1865-1945 Symons

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781363527755

Category: History

Page: 212

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The Quickening Maze

A Novel

Author: Adam Foulds

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101442203

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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“It has been a while since I have read a book as richly sown with beauty . . . A remarkable work, remarkable for the precision and vitality of its perceptions and for the successful intricacy of its prose.” —James Wood, The New Yorker A visionary novel by "one of the most talented writers of his generation"—The Times Literary Supplement Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Based on real events, The Quickening Maze won over UK critics and readers alike with its rapturous prose and vivid exploration of poetry and madness. Historically accurate yet brilliantly imagined, this is the debut publication of this elegant and riveting novel in the United States. In 1837, after years of struggling with alcoholism and depression, the great nature poet John Clare finds himself in High Beach—a mental institution located in Epping Forest on the outskirts of London. It is not long before another famed writer, the young Alfred Tennyson, moves nearby and grows entwined in the catastrophic schemes of the hospital's owner, the peculiar Dr. Matthew Allen, his lonely adolescent daughter, and a coterie of mysterious local characters. With lyrical grace, the cloistered world of High Beach and its residents are brought richly to life in this enchanting book.

John Clare by Himself

Author: John Clare,Eric Robinson,David Powell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415942348

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 388

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From Frankenstein to futuristic feminist utopias, Decoding Gender in Science Fiction examines the ways science fiction writers have incorporated, explored, and revised conventional notions of sexual difference. Attebery traces a fascinating history of men's and women's writing that covertly or overtly investigates conceptions of gender, suggesting new perspectives on the genre.

Reading with John Clare

Biopoetics, Sovereignty, Romanticism

Author: Sara Guyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0823265579

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 152

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"Reading with John Clare argues that poetry and its repression lies at the heart of biopolitical thinking. By rereading the emergence of biopolitics and focusing on the exemplary case of John Clare, it renews our understanding of the relation between aesthetics and politics from romanticism to the present"--

Poems, New and Collected, 1957-1997

Author: Wislawa Szymborska,Stanisław Barańczak,Clare Cavanagh

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156011464

Category: Poetry

Page: 296

View: 3903

Provides one hundred poems including the author's "View with a Grain of Sand," and sixty-four newly-translated selections.

Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery

Author: John Clare

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781378663332

Category: History

Page: 266

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