John Clare
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Published by University of Leicester, Department of Adult Education in Northampton .
Written in English


  • Clare, John, -- 1793-1864.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Richard Foulkes.
ContributionsFoulkes, Richard., University of Leicester. Department of Adult Education.
LC ClassificationsPR4453.C6 Z735 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 96 p. :
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16430511M
ISBN 100901507466

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John Clare, a Northamptonshire man of humble background, achieved early success with Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery (), The Village Minstrel (), and The Shepherd’s Calendar (). Both his reputation and his . In the 20th century, poets especially rediscovered Clare: John Ashbery wrote both a poem to Clare, “For John Clare,” and wrote about him in his book Other Traditions (). And scholars now recognize Clare as an important poet and prose writer. As John Clare wrote so often about nature, it comes as little surprise that he also turned his beautifully close attention to small details to the world of birds. This poem shows Clare’s wonderful sensitivity to vowel sounds, as he explores the patterns found within nature by focusing on the nest of the bird, which is described as ‘poet-like’. David John Moore Cornwell (born 19 October ), better known by the pen name John le Carré (/ l ə ˈ k ær eɪ /), is a British author of espionage the s and s, he worked for both the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (), became an international best-seller and Born: David John Moore Cornwell, 19 October .

Jonathan Bate's capacious and detailed new book, John Clare: A Biography (Farrar Straus Giroux, $40), tells the story of England's greatest working-class poet with deep sympathy and understanding. It is published simultaneously with a splendid selected poems that demonstrates the complete range of Clare's achievement, which is no mean feat since he wrote more than /5(30). The marginalisation of John Clare, despite renewed interest in Romanticism and the literature of madness, is still an enigma. Perhaps more than any .   John Clare () was a great Romantic poet, with a name to rival that of Blake, Byron, Wordsworth or Shelley – and a life to match. The ‘poet’s poet’, he has a place in the national pantheon and, more tangibly, a plaque in Westminster Abbey’s Poets’ /5(29). I purchased this book because of Clare's astonishingly beautiful poem "I Am," one of the best poems ever written. Clare's history of mental illness is well-documented, and "I Am" the poem expresses all the attendant pathos and longing s: