A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry, Hardback Book

A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry Hardback

Edited by Christine Gerrard

Part of the Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture series


This broad-ranging Companion offers readers a thorough grounding in both the background and the substance of eighteenth-century poetry in all its rich variety. Provides an up-to-date and wide-ranging guide to eighteenth-century poetryReflects the dramatic transformation which has taken place in the study of eighteenth-century poetry over the past two decadesOpens with a section on contexts, discussing poetry s relationships with patriotism, politics, science, and the visual arts, for exampleDiscusses poetry by male and female poets from all walks of lifeIncludes numerous close readings of individual poems, ranging from Pope s The Rape of the Lock to Mary Collier s The Woman s LabourIncludes more provocative contributions on subjects such as rural poetry and the self-taught tradition, British poetry 'beyond the borders', the constructions of femininity, women as writers and women as readers. Designed to be used alongside David Fairer and Christine Gerrard s Eighteenth-Century Poetry: An Annotated Anthology, 3rd edition (Wiley Blackwell, 2014)




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