John Clare in Context: JOHN CLARE IN CONTEXT by Hugh HaughtonJohn Clare in Context: JOHN CLARE IN CONTEXT by Hugh Haughton

John Clare in Context: JOHN CLARE IN CONTEXT

EditorHugh Haughton, Adam Phillips, Geoffrey Summerfield

Paperback | October 6, 2005

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The marginalization of John Clare's poetry, despite renewed interest in Romanticism and the literature of madness, is still an enigma. This important collection of new critical essays provides a welcome reappraisal in the wake of Clare's bicentenary, and will be a landmark in the history of his reception. It includes chapters on landscape and botany, Clare's politics, his madness, Clare and the critics, and a remarkable essay by Seamus Heaney on Clare's importance as a poetic precursor.
Adam Phillips is the author of six previous books, including "The Beast in the Nursery"&"Monogamy" (both available form Vintage). Formerly the principal child psychotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital in London, he lives in England.
Title:John Clare in Context: JOHN CLARE IN CONTEXTFormat:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:October 6, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521020891

ISBN - 13:9780521020893


Table of Contents

Preface; Notes on contributors; Introduction: relocating John Clare Hugh Haughton and Adam Phillips; Clare and the critics Mark Storey; Progress and rhyme: 'The Nightingale's Nest' and Romantic poetry Hugh Haughton; John Clare: the trespasser John Goodridge and Kelsey Thornton; John Clare: precursor? Seamus Heaney; Clare's politics John Lucas; The exposure of John Clare Adam Phillips; 'The Riddle Nature Could Not Prove': hidden landscapes in Clare's poetry Nicholas Birns; Beyond the visionary company: John Clare's resistance to Romanticism James McKusick; 'A Love for Every Simple Weed': Clare, botany and the poetic language of lost Eden Douglas Chambers; All madness for writing: John Clare and the asylum Roy Porter; Clare and 'the dark system' Marilyn Gaull; Selected further reading; Index.

Editorial Reviews

" impressive collection of essays, thematically linked by their emphasis on the question of the form and content of Clare's knowledge." The Wordsworth Circle