Poems of the Middle Period, 1822-1837: Volume I: The Shepherds Calendar, Village Stories and Other…

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byJohn ClareEditorEric Robinson, David Powell

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Clare's `The Shepherd's Calendar' has become the classic poem of English rural life and ceremony. It was accompanied, when first published, by other poems, pastorals and verse-tales, all of which appear in these two volumes, along with many others which were not selected for publication in1827. Clare's first editors also tidied up and standardized his vocabulary, grammar and spelling, but his original language has here been restored. By the later 1820s Clare had developed his own distinctive idiom and had adopted a more powerful voice. These volumes will make an importantcontribution to the ongoing assessment of Clare as a major English poet. This is the first of five volumes devoted to Clare's `middle period', between 1822 and 1837, arguably the years of his finest creativity. These Poems of the Middle Period, which will complete the nine volume series of Clare's work, reveal the poet at his best.

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Clare's `The Shepherd's Calendar' has become the classic poem of English rural life and ceremony. It was accompanied, when first published, by other poems, pastorals and verse-tales, all of which appear in these two volumes, along with many others which were not selected for publication in1827. Clare's first editors also tidied up and ...

John Clare (1793-1864) was an English poet, in his time commonly known as "the Northamptonshire Peasant Poet", the son of a farm labourer, born at Helpston near Peterborough. Eric Robinson is at University of Massachusetts. David Powell is at Nene College, Northampton.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:406 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.06 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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`Eric Robinson and David Powell have done yet further invaluable service in helping us to realise the remarkable triumph of Clare as a writer.'Mark Storey, University of Birmingham, John Clare Society Journal, Number 16 July 1997