John Clare's Romanticism

Authors: White, Adam

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  • Puts forward the first extended series of comparisons of Clare’s poetry with the poetry of his Romantic contemporaries and near contemporaries 
    Examines Clare alongside key Romantic figures such as Byron, Wordsworth and Keats
    Makes fully evident Clare’s original but as yet still neglected contribution to the aesthetic and poetic culture of the age

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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.

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Adam White is an Editor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The Open University, UK. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Manchester, UK and taught there for a number of years. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and has published widely on Romantic-period writing.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
John Clare's Romanticism
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53859-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53859-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53858-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85259-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 332
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