English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1789

English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1789

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In recent years the canon of eighteenth-century poetry has greatly expanded to include women poets, labouring-class and provincial poets, and many previously unheard voices. Fairera€™s book takes up the challenge this ought to pose to our traditional understanding of the subject. This book seeks to question some of the structures, categories, and labels that have given the age its reassuring shape in literary history. In doing so Fairer offers a fresh and detailed look at a wide range of material.There is no final answer to the question the poem seems to be asking - Is the a#39; reaP lady the buried dust, or the Lockean ... It is written by someone who has clearly admired both Eloisa to Abelard and the a#39;Elegya#39;, and understands how they ... she invokes in turn the full range of romantic ingredients, which gradually coalesce into an ambient atmosphere of sympathy - the whole scene is whispering and murmuring around them, from the music of flutes and trumpets that a#39;floated on the Aira#39;, anbsp;...

Title:English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1789
Author:David Fairer
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-10-13


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