This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about English poet John Clare's poetry and its place in the literary culture of his time. The chapters in this volume provide an account of a distinct literary lineage as it developed in Clare's writing and trace the allusive patterns and literary engagements with various conventions of artful artlessness and original genius. It analyses some of his major works including Poems Descriptive, The Village Minstrel, The Shepherd's Calendar and To the Snipe.
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