The Modern Poet: Poetry, Academia, and Knowledge since the 1750s (Paperback)
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The Modern Poet: Poetry, Academia, and Knowledge since the 1750s (Paperback)

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Paperback 308 Pages / Published: 05/02/2004
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Addressed to all readers of poetry, this is a wide-ranging book about the poet's role throughout the last three centuries. It argues that a conception of the poets as both primitive and sophisticated emerged in the 1750s. Ever since English literary works became the focus of university studies, classroom discussion has shaped attitudes towards verse. Whether considering Ossian and the Romantics, Victorian scholar-gipsies, Modernist poetries of knowledge, or contemporary poetry in Britain, Ireland, and America, The Modern Poet shows how many successive generations of poets have needed to collaborate and to battle with academia.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199269327
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 401 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Review from previous edition Crawford's descriptions are eloquent. * Michael Schmidt, The Independent *
This book opens intellectual borders . . . Crawford comes out as a poet in the first person, breaking with "impersonality", demanding a place in the story . . . This "I" makes the book beguiling and accountable. * Michael Schmidt, The Independent *
Crawford amusingly exposes the persistent "wild man" pose of some poets - Frost and Yeats in particular . . . He speaks up convincingly for several marginalized figures; there is an excellent discussion of Hugh MacDiarmid's later poetry. * Jeremy Noel-Tod, Times Literary Supplement *
Endlessly fascinating and provocative book . . . The Modern Poet is an important book. Impeccably researched and passionately argued, it isn't a dry contribution to bibliography but a call to imaginative action. * Brian Morton, Sunday Herald *

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