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The Great Poets: John Clare

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XA 0094
 
The Great Poets: John Clare
ISBN: 9781843796039
Download Size: 127 Mb
Running Time (H:M): 01:01:01
Release Date: January 2013
Originally recorded in 2013
Author
John Clare
Reader
David Shaw-Parker
Genre:
Spoken Word
Poetry

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The Great Poets: John Clare
John Clare
Read by David Shaw-Parker
John Clare was the forgotten Romantic poet, until the late twentieth century. Known by his contemporaries as the 'Peasant Poet' he recorded in his poems the natural landscape of rural England before the Industrial Revolution. His poems rival Wordsworth's for their sensitivity to nature and pantheism: 'I feel a beautiful providence ever about me,' Clare wrote. But his life was a long struggle against poverty and mental collapse. Some of his finest poems were written in the local asylum.




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