The Modern Poet: Poetry, Academia, and Knowledge since the 1750s (Paperback)Robert Crawford (author)
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
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 401 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 18 mm
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