Henry Birkhead, Founder of the Oxford Chair of Poetry (1617-1697): Poetry and the Redemption of History - Studies in British History S. v. 39 (Paperback)Joan H. Pittock (author)
Paperback 188 Pages / Published: 31/05/1999
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The story of the life of the donor of the Oxford Chair of Poetry - Henry Birkenhead - is told here. Using original sources, this work examines his writings, which relate to his over-riding preoccupation with scholarship and the ways in which he reacted to the times in which he was born, seeing poetry as a living force preserving the ideals not only of his youth, but of a more gracious and spiritual world.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Number of pages: 188
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