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

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

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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.

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 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.

John Clare Society Journal 1 (1982)

Author: Edward Storey

Publisher: John Clare Society

ISBN: 9780904790184

Category: Country life

Page: 184

View: 3129

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.

The Poems of Charlotte Smith

Author: Charlotte Turner Smith,Stuart Curran

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019508358X

Category: Medical

Page: 335

View: 2073

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.

The Quickening Maze

A Novel

Author: Adam Foulds

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101442203

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5439

“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

Selected Poetry and Prose

Author: John Clare

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134981406

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 9957

First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


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

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781363527755

Category: History

Page: 212

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The Penguin Book of Romantic Poetry

Author: Jonathan Wordsworth

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141905654

Category: Poetry

Page: 1056

View: 1728

The Romanticism that emerged after the American and French revolutions of 1776 and 1789 represented a new flowering of the imagination and the spirit, and a celebration of the soul of humanity with its capacity for love. This extraordinary collection sets the acknowledged genius of poems such as Blake's 'Tyger', Coleridge's 'Khubla Khan' and Shelley's 'Ozymandias' alongside verse from less familiar figures and women poets such as Charlotte Smith and Mary Robinson. We also see familiar poets in an unaccustomed light, as Blake, Wordsworth and Shelley demonstrate their comic skills, while Coleridge, Keats and Clare explore the Gothic and surreal.


The Hidden Beliefs and Coded Politics of William Shakespeare

Author: Clare Asquith

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1541774302

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 370

View: 5148

In 16th century England many loyal subjects to the crown were asked to make a terrible choice: to follow their monarch or their God. The era was one of unprecedented authoritarianism: England, it seemed, had become a police state, fearful of threats from abroad and plotters at home. This age of terror was also the era of the greatest creative genius the world has ever known: William Shakespeare. How, then, could such a remarkable man born into such violently volatile times apparently make no comment about the state of England in his work? He did. But it was hidden. Revealing Shakespeare's sophisticated version of a forgotten code developed by 16th-century dissidents, Clare Asquith shows how he was both a genius for all time and utterly a creature of his own era: a writer who was supported by dissident Catholic aristocrats, who agonized about the fate of England's spiritual and political life and who used the stage to attack and expose a regime which he believed had seized illegal control of the country he loved. Shakespeare's plays offer an acute insight into the politics and personalities of his era. And Clare Asquith's decoding of them offers answers to several mysteries surrounding Shakespeare's own life, including most notably why he stopped writing while still at the height of his powers. An utterly compelling combination of literary detection and political revelation, Shadowplay is the definitive expose of how Shakespeare lived through and understood the agonies of his time, and what he had to say about them.

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.