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John Clare and the Place of Poetry$
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Mina Gorji

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781846311635

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846315381

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(p.1) Introduction
John Clare and the Place of Poetry
Liverpool University Press

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.

Keywords:   John Clare, poetry, Poems Descriptive, The Village Minstrel, The Sheperd's Calendar, To the Snipe

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