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John Clare

Nature, Criticism and History

Authors: Kövesi, Simon

  • - Bases its argument on the most comprehensive assessment of the critical landscape in John Clare studies to date.
  • - Critiques the core issues in the established reception of John Clare - such as class, place, nature, sexuality, textuality - and through close analysis of symptomatic examples, theorises original responses and opens up new areas for debate.
  • - Assesses the ways in which Clare has been placed by literary critics, and how he is used by contemporary green thinkers and creative writers.
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About this book

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

About the authors

Simon Kövesi is Professor of English Literature, and Head of the Department of English and Modern Languages, at Oxford Brookes University, UK. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • John Clare and Place

    Kövesi, Simon

    Pages 1-77

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  • Clare and Ecocentrism

    Kövesi, Simon

    Pages 79-126

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  • Clare Making Text; Making Text of Clare

    Kövesi, Simon

    Pages 127-159

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  • Looking, Painting, Listing, Noting: Clare, Women and Nature

    Kövesi, Simon

    Pages 161-214

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  • Conclusion: Clare as Our Contemporary; Clare as History

    Kövesi, Simon

    Pages 215-237

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-59183-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-27787-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
John Clare
Book Subtitle
Nature, Criticism and History
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-59183-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-59183-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-27787-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 266
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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