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John Clare in Context - Hugh Haughton

John Clare in Context

By: Hugh Haughton (Editor), Adam Phillips (Editor), Geoffrey Summerfield (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 24th June 1994
ISBN: 9780521445474
Number Of Pages: 332

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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.

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'This is a valuable collection for being not only suitable for seasoned readers, but also well equipped to introduce a student to the riches of Clare's works and the problems in their reception.' Romanticism

Notes on contributors
Introduction: relocating
Clare and the critics
Progress and rhyme: 'The Nightingale's Nest' and Romantic poetry
John Clare: the trespasser
John Clare: precursor?
Clare's politics
The exposure of John Clare Adam Phillips
'The Riddle Nature Could Not Prove': hidden landscapes in Clare's poetry
Beyond the visionary company: John Clare's resistance to Romanticism
'A Love for Every Simple Weed': Clare, botany and the poetic language of lost Eden
All madness for writing: John Clare and the asylum
Clare and 'the dark system'
Selected further reading
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ISBN: 9780521445474
ISBN-10: 0521445477
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 24th June 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.66