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.

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

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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.

Transatlantic Literary Ecologies

Nature and Culture in the Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Atlantic World

Author: Kevin Hutchings,John Miller

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317087283

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Opening a dialogue between ecocriticism and transatlantic studies, this collection shows how the two fields inform, complement, and complicate each other. The editors situate the volume in its critical contexts by providing a detailed literary and historical overview of nineteenth-century transatlantic socioenvironmental issues involving such topics as the contemporary fur and timber trades, colonialism and agricultural "improvement," literary discourses on conservation, and the consequences of industrial capitalism, urbanization, and urban environmental activism. The chapters move from the broad to the particular, offering insights into Romanticism’s transatlantic discourses on nature and culture, examining British Victorian representations of nature in light of their reception by American writers and readers, providing in-depth analyses of literary forms such as the adventure novel, travel narratives, and theological and scientific writings, and bringing transatlantic and ecocritical perspectives to bear on classic works of nineteenth-century American literature. By opening a critical dialogue between these two vital areas of scholarship, Transatlantic Literary Ecologies demonstrates some of the key ways in which Western environmental consciousness and associated literary practices arose in the context of transatlantic literary and cultural exchanges during the long nineteenth century.

John Clare and Community

Author: John Goodridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052188702X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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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.

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.

Romanticism and the Rise of English

Author: Andrew Elfenbein

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804769891

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 Romanticism and the Rise of English addresses a peculiar development in contemporary literary criticism: the disappearance of the history of the English language as a relevant topic. Elfenbein argues for a return not to older modes of criticism, but to questions about the relation between literature and language that have vanished from contemporary investigation. His book is an example of a kind of work that has often been called for but rarely realized—a social philology that takes seriously the formal and institutional forces shaping the production of English. This results not only in a history of English, but also in a recovery of major events shaping English studies as a coherent discipline. This book points to new directions in literary criticism by arguing for the need to reconceptualize authorial agency in light of a broadened understanding of linguistic history.

Don Juan

Author: George Gordon Lord Byron

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843041199

Category: Poetry

Page: 668

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George Gordon Lord Byron: Don Juan Erstdruck: Erster und Zweiter Gesang, London (John Murray) 1819; Dritter bis Fünfter Gesang, London (John Murray) 1821; Sechster bis Vierzehnter Gesang, London (John Hunt) 1823; Fünfzehnter und Sechzehnter Gesang, London (John Hunt) 1824. Hier in der Übers. v. Otto Gildemeister, Berlin: Verlag von G. Reimer, 1877. Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Textgrundlage sind die Ausgaben: Lord Byrons Werke. 6 Bände in dreien, übers. v. Otto Gildemeister, Berlin: Verlag von G. Reimer, 1877. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgaben wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Franz von Lenbach, Drei Damen in Kostümen des Don Juan Festes, 1902. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

"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.

Careless Rambles by John Clare

A Selection of His Poems Chosen and Illustrated by Tom Pohrt

Author: John Clare

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1619020769

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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Born in 1793, John Clare lived and worked during the Golden Age of British poetry, the time of Shelley, Byron, Keats, and Coleridge. In the grand tradition of English nature writing, he stands alongside Wordsworth as a poet of extraordinary humanity and great spirit. Clare was 18 years old when the first Luddite riots occurred. He was deeply resistant to the first years of England's Enclosure, and he offers a contemporaneous look at what the world was like for those struggling with the impact of the first Industrial Revolution. Uneducated but remarkably well read, Clare was briefly celebrated in London, only to spend his final years in a lunatic asylum. He died in one on May 20, 1864, almost exactly one year before William Butler Yeats was born and the world set out on the path to Modernism. As James Reeves, an early critic and admirer, has said, "The existence of Clare the poet is, of course, a miracle . . . This is its most precious gift. Clare was a happy poet; there is more happiness in his poetry than in that of most others. This was no mere animal contentment of body and senses, but a quiet ecstasy and inward rapture. Such happiness is not to be had except at a price." Tom Pohrt's drawings and watercolors have been widely admired. There are few alive whose sensibility more properly matches Clare's—it's as if Samuel Palmer had taken the commission to illustrate a selection of the peasant poet. Pohrt has himself made the selection of poems from the vast quantity that survived Clare's chaotic life. Robert Hass joins the project to place Clare's work in the larger context of nature poetry in the West. The result is a book sure to please those who know already of Clare's fine poems and those for whom this book will be their exciting introduction.

John Clare - Selected Poems

Author: Essaka Joshua,John Clare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405896177

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Page: 160

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Packed full of analysis and interpretation, historical background, discussions and commentaries, York Notes will help you get right to the heart of the text you’re studying, whether it’s poetry, a play or a novel. You’ll learn all about the historical context of the piece; find detailed discussions of key passages and characters; learn interesting facts about the text; and discover structures, patterns and themes that you may never have known existed. In the Advanced Notes, specific sections on critical thinking, and advice on how to read critically yourself, enable you to engage with the text in new and different ways. Full glossaries, self-test questions and suggested reading lists will help you fully prepare for your exam, while internet links and references to film, TV, theatre and the arts combine to fully immerse you in your chosen text. York Notes offer an exciting and accessible key to your text, enabling you to develop your ideas and transform your studies!

A Companion to Romantic Poetry

Author: Charles Mahoney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390643

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

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Through a series of 34 essays by leading and emerging scholars, A Companion to Romantic Poetry reveals the rich diversity of Romantic poetry and shows why it continues to hold such a vital and indispensable place in the history of English literature. Breaking free from the boundaries of the traditionally-studied authors, the collection takes a revitalized approach to the field and brings together some of the most exciting work being done at the present time Emphasizes poetic form and technique rather than a biographical approach Features essays on production and distribution and the different schools and movements of Romantic Poetry Introduces contemporary contexts and perspectives, as well as the issues and debates that continue to drive scholarship in the field Presents the most comprehensive and compelling collection of essays on British Romantic poetry currently available

John Clare

A Biography

Author: Jonathan Bate

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374179908

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 648

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The first literary biography of the "poets' poet" chornicles his birth into poverty, his work as an agricultural laborer, his relationship with John Keats, and his career as a writer. 10,000 first printing.

Emily Brontë: Sturmhöhe (Wuthering Heights) (Vollständige deutsche Ausgabe)

Author: Emily Brontë

Publisher: AuraBooks

ISBN: 3943797244

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Emily Brontë: Sturmhöhe (Wuthering Heights) • Entspricht rund 400 Buchseiten • Neu editiert, mit aktualisierter Rechtschreibung, ohne den Charakter des Textes zu verfälschen • Voll verlinkt, und mit zusätzlichem Hypertext- Inhaltsverzeichnis • Mit einem Stammbaum der Earnshaws und Lintons, sowie einer Timeline mit den Lebensdaten der Hauptpersonen – angefertigt vom britischen Brontë-Experten Paul Thompson »Sturmhöhe« gehört zu den großen epischen Familienerzählungen, und ist in eine Reihe mit »Vom Winde verweht« oder »Doktor Schiwago« zu stellen. Die Geschichte ist so bewegend, weil sie – wie jeder dieser großen Romane – archaische menschliche Gefühle zur Triebfeder macht: Liebe, Hass, Schmerz, Sehnsucht, Ehrgeiz, Stolz. – In »Dr. Schiwago« ist es die Liebe, in »Vom Winde verweht«, sind es Sehnsucht und Stolz, doch in »Sturmhöhe« ist es das zerstörerischste aller Gefühle, der Hass. Shakespeare ́sche Züge, sagten Kritiker, habe der Roman, andere fühlen sich an die griechische Tragödie erinnert. In jedem Fall ist es ein ganz großer Wurf, der der jungen Emily Brontë (1818–1848), der literarisch bedeutsamsten der drei hochbegabten Brontë-Schwestern, hier gelang. ---- eClassica – Die Buchreihe, die Klassiker neu belebt.

PN Review

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Category: English literature

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