The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry by John SitterThe Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry by John Sitter

The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

EditorJohn Sitter

Paperback | March 26, 2001

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This volume analyzes major premises, preoccupations, and practices of a wide range of English poets writing from 1700 to the 1790s, including Pope and Thomson, Anna Seward and Erasmus Darwin. Specially commissioned essays by leading scholars avoid familiar categories and single-author approaches to consider such large poetic themes as nature, the city, political passions, the relation of death to desire and dreams, the rise of a national tradition, appeals to an imagined future, and the meanings of "sensibility." The essays are supported by a chronology and guides to further reading.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:March 26, 2001Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521658853

ISBN - 13:9780521658850

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Chronology; 1. Introduction: the future of eighteenth-century poetry John Sitter; 2. Couplets and conversation J. Paul Hunter; 3. Political passions Christine Gerrard; 4. Publishing and reading poetry Barbara M. Benedict; 5. The city in eighteenth-century poetry Brean Hammond; 6. 'Nature' poetry Tim Fulford; 7. Questions in poetics: why and how poetry matters John Sitter; 8. Eighteenth-century women poets and readers Claudia Thomas Kairoff; 9. Creating a national poetry: the tradition of Spenser and Milton David Fairer; 10. The return to the ode Ralph Cohen; 11. A poetry of absence David B. Morris; 12. The poetry of sensibility Patricia Meyer Spacks; 13. 'Pre-Romanticism' and the ends of eighteenth-century poetry Jennifer Keith; Index.

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"The essays in this volume provides useful and accessible background material for students of 18th-century poetry...Recommanded for all academic collections, undergraduate and graduate." CHOICE Jan 2002