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Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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ISBN 13: 0773561390
Total Pages : 240 pages
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Read and Download Johanne Clare book John Clare and the Bounds of Circumstance in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJohn Clare and the Bounds of Circumstance. This book was released on 1987-10-01 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: The author suggests that the full significance of Clare's contribution to English literature is found not in his social criticism, but in his refusal to dissociate himself from his past or to become assimilated into the mainstream of English culture at the expense of his class-identity. She argues that a clear set of aesthetic principles informs his finest work and provides the first thematic and structural classification of his poetry. Focussing on the major vocational poems and selected passages from the prose, she shows how Clare formulated the creative ideas and rhetorical techniques that allowed him to give unified expression to both his social and literary concerns. Clare's deep involvement with nature and rural England was not only the basis for his poetry, but also enabled him to articulate beliefs which opposed the inhumane values of his time.

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13: 9780521445474
Total Pages : 348 pages
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Read and Download Geoffrey Summerfield book John Clare in Context in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJohn Clare in Context. This book was released on 1994-05-12 with total page 348 pages. Book excerpt: Critics including Seamus Heaney provide a welcome reappraisal in the wake of Clare's bicentenary.

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ISBN 13: 3030433749
Total Pages : 317 pages
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Read and Download Simon Kӧvesi book Palgrave Advances in John Clare Studies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPalgrave Advances in John Clare Studies. This book was released on 2020-10-22 with total page 317 pages. Book excerpt: This collection gathers together an exciting new series of critical essays on the Romantic- and Victorian-period poet John Clare, which each take a rigorous approach to both persistent and emergent themes in his life and work. Designed to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Clare’s first volume of poetry, Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery, the scholarship collected here both affirms Clare’s importance as a major nineteenth-century poet and reveals how his verse continually provokes fresh areas of enquiry. Offering new archival, theoretical, and sometimes corrective insights into Clare’s world and work, the essays in this volume cover a multitude of topics, including Clare’s immersion in song and print culture, his formal ingenuity, his environmental and ecological imagination, his mental and physical health, and his experience of asylums. This book gives students a range of imaginative avenues into Clare’s work, and offers both new readers and experienced Clare scholars a vital set of contributions to ongoing critical debates.

Download John Clare Society Journal, 29 (2010) PDF

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Publisher : John Clare Society
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ISBN 13: 9780956411303
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Read and Download Ronald Blythe book John Clare Society Journal, 29 (2010) in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJohn Clare Society Journal, 29 (2010). This book was released on with total page 98 pages. Book excerpt: 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.

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ISBN 13: 9780953899531
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Download John Clare, Politics and Poetry PDF

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Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
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ISBN 13: 9780333966174
Total Pages : 112 pages
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Read and Download A. Vardy book John Clare, Politics and Poetry in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJohn Clare, Politics and Poetry. This book was released on 2003-10-16 with total page 112 pages. Book excerpt: John Clare, Politics and Poetry challenges the traditional portrait of 'poor John Clare', the helpless victim of personal and professional circumstance. Clare's career has been presented as a disaster of editorial heavy-handedness, condescension, a poor market, and conservative patronage. Yet Clare was not a passive victim. This study explores the sources of the 'poor Clare' tradition, and recovers Clare's agency, revealing a writer fully engaged in his own professional life and in the social and political questions of the day.

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13: 1349591831
Total Pages : 266 pages
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Read and Download Simon Kövesi book John Clare in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJohn Clare. This book was released on 2017-08-02 with total page 266 pages. Book excerpt: 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.

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Publisher : Pan Macmillan
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ISBN 13: 1447203623
Total Pages : 300 pages
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Read and Download Jonathan Bate book John Clare in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJohn Clare. This book was released on 2011-05-09 with total page 300 pages. Book excerpt: ‘What distinguished Clare is an unspectacular joy and a love for the inexorable one-thing-after-anotherness of the world’ Seamus Heaney John Clare (1793-1864) was a great Romantic poet, with a name to rival that of Blake, Byron, Wordsworth or Shelley – and a life to match. The ‘poet’s poet’, he has a place in the national pantheon and, more tangibly, a plaque in Westminster Abbey’s Poets’ Corner, unveiled in 1989. Here at last is Clare’s full story, from his birth in poverty and employment as an agricultural labourer, via his burgeoning promise as a writer – cultivated under the gaze of rival patrons – and moment of fame, in the company of John Keats, as the toast of literary London, to his final decline into mental illness and the last years of his life, confined in asylums. Clare’s ringing voice – quick-witted, passionate, vulnerable, courageous – emerges through extracts from his letters, journals, autobiographical writings and poems, as Jonathan Bate brings this complex man, his revered work and his ribald world, vividly to life.

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13: 140399028X
Total Pages : 195 pages
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Read and Download R. Sales book John Clare in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJohn Clare. This book was released on 2001-12-12 with total page 195 pages. Book excerpt: This book situates John Clare's long, prolific but often badly neglected literary life within the wider cultural histories of the Regency and earlier Victorian periods. The first half considers the construction of the Regency peasant-poet and how Clare performed this role on stages such as the London Magazine. It also looks at the way in which it went out of fashion as Regency mentalities were replaced by early Victorian ones. The second half recreates asylum culture and places Clare's performances as Regency boxers and Lord Byron within this bleak new world.

Download New Essays on John Clare PDF

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13: 1107031117
Total Pages : 257 pages
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Read and Download Simon Kövesi book New Essays on John Clare in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNew Essays on John Clare. This book was released on 2015-07-29 with total page 257 pages. Book excerpt: Essays by leading scholars offer new insights into a remarkable poet and early advocate of environmental ethics and aesthetics.

Download John Clare's Romanticism PDF

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ISBN 13: 3319538594
Total Pages : 332 pages
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Read and Download Adam White book John Clare's Romanticism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJohn Clare's Romanticism. This book was released on 2017-07-19 with total page 332 pages. Book excerpt: 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.

Download John Clare and the Imagination of the Reader PDF

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13: 0230591108
Total Pages : 222 pages
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Read and Download P. Chirico book John Clare and the Imagination of the Reader in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJohn Clare and the Imagination of the Reader. This book was released on 2007-07-12 with total page 222 pages. Book excerpt: This broad and original study of the full range of John Clare's work is the first to take seriously his repeated appeals to the judgement of future readers. A series of close readings reveals Clare's sophisticated poetics: his covert quotations, his careful analysis of the history, and his fascination with literary success and posthumous fame.

Download John Clare Society Journal, 25 (2006) PDF

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Publisher : John Clare Society
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ISBN 13: 9780953899562
Total Pages : 100 pages
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Read and Download Ronald Blythe book John Clare Society Journal, 25 (2006) in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJohn Clare Society Journal, 25 (2006). This book was released on with total page 100 pages. Book excerpt: 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.

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Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
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ISBN 13: 0823265595
Total Pages : 152 pages
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Read and Download Sara Guyer book Reading with John Clare in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReading with John Clare. This book was released on 2015-05-01 with total page 152 pages. Book excerpt: Reading with John Clare argues that at the heart of contemporary biopolitical thinking is an insistent repression of poetry. By returning to the moment at which biopolitics is said to emerge simultaneously with romanticism, this project renews our understanding of the operations of contemporary politics and its relation to aesthetics across two centuries. Guyer focuses on a single, exemplary case: the poetry and autobiographical writing of the British poet John Clare (1793–1864). Reading Clare in combination with contemporary theories of biopolitics, Guyer reinterprets romanticism’s political legacies, specifically the belief that romanticism is a direct precursor to the violent nationalisms and redemptive environmentalisms of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Guyer offers an alternative account of many of romanticism’s foundational concepts, like home, genius, creativity, and organicism. She shows that contemporary critical theories of biopolitics, despite repeatedly dismissing the aesthetic or poetic dimensions of power as a culpable ideology, emerge within the same rhetorical tradition as the romanticism they denounce. The book thus compels a rethinking of the biopolitical critique of poetry and an attendant reconsideration of romanticism and its concepts.

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1317110730
Total Pages : 289 pages
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Read and Download Sarah Houghton-Walker book John Clare's Religion in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJohn Clare's Religion. This book was released on 2016-05-06 with total page 289 pages. Book excerpt: Addressing a neglected aspect of John Clare's history, Sarah Houghton-Walker explores Clare's poetry within the framework of his faith and the religious context in which he lived. While Clare expressed affection for the Established Church and other denominations on various occasions, Houghton-Walker brings together a vast array of evidence to show that any exploration of Clare's religious faith must go beyond pulpit and chapel. Phenomena that Clare himself defines as elements of faith include ghosts, witches, and literature, as well as concepts such as selfhood, Eden, eternity, childhood, and evil. Together with more traditional religious expressions, these apparently disparate features of Clare's spirituality are revealed to be of fundamental significance to his poetry, and it becomes evident that Clare's experiences can tell us much about the experience of 'religion', 'faith', and 'belief' in the period more generally. A distinguishing characteristic of Houghton-Walker's approach is her conviction that one must take into account all aspects of Clare's faith or else risk misrepresenting it. Her book thus engages not only with the facts of Clare's religious habits but also with the ways in which he was literally inspired, and with how that inspiration is connected to his intimations of divinity, to his vision of nature, and thus to his poetry. Belief, mediated through the idea of vision, is found to be implicated in Clare's experiences and interpretations of the natural world and is thus shown to be critical to the content of his verse.

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Publisher : Liverpool University Press
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ISBN 13: 1846311632
Total Pages : 190 pages
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Read and Download Mina Gorji book John Clare and the Place of Poetry in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJohn Clare and the Place of Poetry. This book was released on 2008-01-01 with total page 190 pages. Book excerpt: Traditional accounts of Romantic poetry have depicted John Clare as a peripheral figure, an original genius whose talents removed him from the mainstream. This volume helps to show that far from being brilliant yet isolated, Clare was deeply involved in the rich cultural life of both his village and the larger metropolis. Offering an account of Clare’s poems as they relate to the literary culture and burgeoning literary history of his day, Mina Gorji defines the context in which Clare’s work can best be understood: in relation to eighteenth-century traditions as they persisted and developed in the Romantic period.

Download John Clare Society Journal 11 (1992) PDF

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Publisher : John Clare Society
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ISBN 13: 9780904790672
Total Pages : 68 pages
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Read and Download Mark Storey book John Clare Society Journal 11 (1992) in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJohn Clare Society Journal 11 (1992). This book was released on with total page 68 pages. Book excerpt: Clare records that it was 'a very old custom among villagers in summer time to stick a piece of greensward full of field flowers and place it as an ornament in their cottages which ornaments are called Midsummer Cushions.' This 'cottage custom'suggested the title to him for this collection. The texts of the poems are those which Clare himself wanted to publish in 1832, but for which he could not find a sufficient number of subscribers. Almost a third of the book's 391 poems were published for the first time when this collection first appeared in 1978. These poems, edited by Anne Tibble, a Yorkshire-born scholar and biographer of John Clare, finally cement the poet's long-deserved reputation as our foremost naturalist poet of the English countryside.