John Clare And The Imagination Of The Reader by P. ChiricoJohn Clare And The Imagination Of The Reader by P. Chirico

John Clare And The Imagination Of The Reader

byP. Chirico

Hardcover | July 12, 2007

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This broad and original study of the full range of John Clare's work is the first to take seriously his repeated appeals to the judgement of future readers. A series of close readings reveals Clare's sophisticated poetics: his covert quotations, his careful analysis of the history, and his fascination with literary success and posthumous fame.
PAUL CHIRICO is Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Literature at the University of York, UK, and has published many articles on John Clare. A former chair of the John Clare Society, he is leading a major project to establish Clare's birthplace as a cultural, educational and environmental centre.
Title:John Clare And The Imagination Of The ReaderFormat:HardcoverDimensions:222 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.69 inPublished:July 12, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230517633

ISBN - 13:9780230517639

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction: Whose Clare? The Sociable Text The Natural Text and the Canon Time and Labour Audience and Haunting Imagination and Artifice Conclusion: Clare's Muse Notes Bibliography Index