John Clare, Politics and Poetry
ISBN: 0333966171
EAN13: 9780333966174
Language: English
Pages: 221
Edition: 2003
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Book Overview
John Clare, Politics and Poetry challenges the traditional portrait of poor John Clare, the helpless victim of personal and professional circumstance. Clare's career has been presented as a disaster of editorial heavy-handedness, condescension, a poor market, and conservative patronage. Yet Clare was not a passive victim. This study explores the sources of the poor Clare' tradition, and recovers Clare's agency, revealing a writer fully engaged in his own professional life and in the social and political questions of the day.