Poetry, Enclosure, and the Vernacular Landscape, 1700-1830 by Rachel CrawfordPoetry, Enclosure, and the Vernacular Landscape, 1700-1830 by Rachel Crawford

Poetry, Enclosure, and the Vernacular Landscape, 1700-1830

byRachel Crawford

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Rachel Crawford examines the intriguing, often problematic relationship between poetry and landscape in eighteenth and early-nineteenth-century Britain. She discusses the highly contested parliamentary enclosure movement which closed off the last of England's open fields between 1760 and 1815. She considers enclosure as a prevailing metaphor for a reconceptualization of the aesthetics of space in which enclosed and confined sites became associated with productivity. She then examines explicit landscape imagery--such as the apple, the iron industry, and the kitchen garden--within the context of georgic and minor lyric poetry.

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Title:Poetry, Enclosure, and the Vernacular Landscape, 1700-1830Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:January 28, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521126967

ISBN - 13:9780521126960

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Part I. Representational Spaces: Introduction: expansion and contraction; 1. Codifying containment: the parliamentary enclosures; 2. Altering the prospects: Switzer, Whately, and Repton; Part II. The Poetry of Earth: 3. English Georgic and British nationhood; 4. Philips's Cyder: Englishing the apple; 5. Jago's Edge-Hill: simulation and representation; Part III. Infinitude Confined: 6. Lyric art; 7. The kitchen garden manual; 8. The poetics of the bower: Keats, Coleridge, and Hemans; Conclusion; Bibliography.

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"A rich and enjoyable book." Studies in English Literature