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The Resource John Clare : a biography, Jonathan Bate

John Clare : a biography, Jonathan Bate

Label
John Clare : a biography
Title
John Clare
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Bate
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: John Clare (1793-1864) is the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced. No one has ever written more powerfully of nature, of a rural childhood, and of the alienated and unstable self, but until now he has never been the subject of a comprehensive literary biography. Here at last is his full story told by the light of his voluminous work: his birth in poverty, his work as an agricultural labourer, his burgeoning promise as a writer--cultivated under the gaze of rival patrons--then his moment of fame in the company of John Keats and the toast of literary London, and finally his decline into mental illness and his last years confined in asylums. Clare's ringing voice--quick-witted, passionate, vulnerable, courageous--emerges in generous quotation from his letters, journals, autobiographical writings, and his poems, as Jonathan Bate, the celebrated scholar of Shakespeare, brings the complex man, his beloved work, and his ribald world vividly to life
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bate, Jonathan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4453.C6
LC item number
Z593 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clare, John
  • Poets, English
  • Psychiatric hospital patients
  • Agricultural laborers
  • Mentally ill
  • Country life in literature
  • Nature in literature
Label
John Clare : a biography, Jonathan Bate
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 631-632) and index
Contents
Part I: Early years (1793-1819) -- 1. 'Hereditary' -- 2. Childhood -- 3. Horizons -- 4. Gardener, soldier, lime-burner -- 5. 'In leisure hours' -- 6. 'How great are my expectations!' -- Part II: Fame (1820-1827) -- 7. Presenting the peasant poet -- 8. The price of fame -- 9. 'Expunge expunge!' -- 10. Lubin's dreams -- 11. The green man in London -- 12. Biographies, birds and flowers -- 13. Stand-carts and go-carts -- Part III: Alienation (1827-1837) -- 14. Friendship's offerings -- 15. 'I never meddle with politics' -- 16. From midsummer cushion to rural muse -- 17. The flitting -- 18. 'And so in spite of myself I ryhme on' -- Part IV: The asylum years (1837-1864) -- 19. Dr Bottle-Imp and Boxer Byron -- 20. Journey from essex -- 21. Among the Babylonians -- 22. 'I am' -- 23. 'Why I am shut up I dont know' -- Part V: The eternity of song -- 24. Remains -- 25. The poet's poet
Control code
51728794
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xix, [16] p. of plates, 648 p.
Isbn
9780374179908
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003044063
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
John Clare : a biography, Jonathan Bate
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 631-632) and index
Contents
Part I: Early years (1793-1819) -- 1. 'Hereditary' -- 2. Childhood -- 3. Horizons -- 4. Gardener, soldier, lime-burner -- 5. 'In leisure hours' -- 6. 'How great are my expectations!' -- Part II: Fame (1820-1827) -- 7. Presenting the peasant poet -- 8. The price of fame -- 9. 'Expunge expunge!' -- 10. Lubin's dreams -- 11. The green man in London -- 12. Biographies, birds and flowers -- 13. Stand-carts and go-carts -- Part III: Alienation (1827-1837) -- 14. Friendship's offerings -- 15. 'I never meddle with politics' -- 16. From midsummer cushion to rural muse -- 17. The flitting -- 18. 'And so in spite of myself I ryhme on' -- Part IV: The asylum years (1837-1864) -- 19. Dr Bottle-Imp and Boxer Byron -- 20. Journey from essex -- 21. Among the Babylonians -- 22. 'I am' -- 23. 'Why I am shut up I dont know' -- Part V: The eternity of song -- 24. Remains -- 25. The poet's poet
Control code
51728794
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xix, [16] p. of plates, 648 p.
Isbn
9780374179908
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003044063
Other physical details
ill., map

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