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.

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.

"I Am"

The Selected Poetry of John Clare

Author: John Clare,Jonathan Bate

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374528691

Category: Poetry

Page: 317

View: 572

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.

John Clare

Author: Jonathan Bate

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1743291833

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 9697

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 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.

The Major Works

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780192842831

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 572

View: 6173

This authoritative edition was first published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Yeats's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by plays, critical writings, and letters - to give the essence of his work and thinking. W. B. Yeats was born in 1865, only 38 years after the death of William Blake, and died in 1939, the contemporary of Ezra Pound and James Joyce. His career crossedtwo centuries, and this volume represents the full range of his achievement, from the Romantic early poems of Crossways and the symbolist masterpiece The Wind Among the Reeds to his last poems. Myth and folk-tale influence both his poems and his plays, represented here by Cathleen ni Houlihan and Deirdre among others. The importance of the spirit world to his life and work is evident in his critical essays and occult writings, and the anthology also contains political speeches, autobiographical writings, and a selection of his letters. This one-volume collection of poems and prose offers a unique perspective on the connectedness of Yeats's literary output, showing how his aesthetic, spiritual, and political development was reflected in everything he wrote.

The Major Works

Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192813749

Category: Poetry

Page: 845

View: 7059

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.

John Clare and Community

Author: John Goodridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052188702X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

View: 3069

John Clare (1793–1864) is one of the most sensitive poetic observers of the natural world. Born into a rural labouring family, he felt connected to two communities: his native village and the Romantic and earlier poets who inspired him. The first part of this study of Clare and community shows how Clare absorbed and responded to his reading of a selection of poets including Chatterton, Bloomfield, Gray and Keats, revealing just how serious the process of self-education was to his development. The second part shows how he combined this reading with the oral folk-culture he was steeped in, to create an unrivalled poetic record of a rural culture during the period of enclosure, and the painful transition to the modern world. In his lifelong engagement with rural and literary life, Clare understood the limitations as well as the strengths in communities, the pleasures as well as the horrors of isolation.

John Clare Society Journal, 28 (2009)

Author: Ian Waites,Alan Moore,Adam White,Simon J. White,Sarah Houghton-Walker,Eric Robinson,Robert Heyes,Donna Landry,Roy Vickery,M. M. Mahood,Essaka Joshua,Sam Ward

Publisher: John Clare Society

ISBN: 9780953899593

Category:

Page: N.A

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The official Journal of the John Clare Society, published annually to reflect the interest in, and approaches to, the life and work of the poet John Clare.

A Mind Apart

Poems of Melancholy, Madness, and Addiction

Author: Mark S. Bauer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195336402

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 404

View: 3720

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Selected Poems

Author: John Clare,Jonathan Bate

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571223718

Category: Country life

Page: 317

View: 9890

John Clare was the great Romantic 'peasant poet' - the chronicler of nature and childhood, the champion of folkways in the face of enclosure and oppression, the love poet, the political satirist and solitary visionary, confined in his maturity to lunatic asylums.

John Clare

Nature, Criticism and History

Author: Simon Kövesi

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230277878

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 3678

This book investigates what it is that makes John Clare’s poetic vision so unique, and asks how we use Clare for contemporary ends. It explores much of the criticism that has appeared in response to his life and work, and asks hard questions about the modes and motivations of critics and editors. Clare is increasingly regarded as having been an environmentalist long before the word appeared; this book investigates whether this ‘green’ rush to place him as a radical proto-ecologist does any disservice to his complex positions in relation to social class, work, agriculture, poverty and women. This book attempts to unlock Clare’s own theorisations and practices of what we might now call an ‘ecological consciousness’, and works out how his ‘ecocentric’ mode might relate to that of other Romantic poets. Finally, this book asks how we might treat Clare as our contemporary while still being attentive to the peculiarities of his unique historical circumstances.

Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery

Author: John Clare

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781378663332

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 7464

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Kierkegaard: A Guide for the Perplexed

Author: Clare Carlisle

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826486103

Category: Philosophy

Page: 166

View: 4743

Kierkegaard is an important literary and religious figure, as well a major philosopher whom students may have a difficult time comprehending- this guide provides a clear and concise understanding of his work

World Poetry

An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time

Author: Katharine Washburn,Clifton Fadiman

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393041309

Category: Poetry

Page: 1338

View: 7288

An anthology of the best poetry ever written contains more than sixteen hundred poems, spanning more than four millennia, from ancient Sumer and Egypt to the late twentieth century