ISBN 9781405153621,Reading Eighteenth-century Poetry

Reading Eighteenth-century Poetry

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Blackwell Publishers

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9781405153621

ISBN-10 1405153628


Number of Pages 216 Pages
Language (English)


Reading Eighteenth-Century Poetry recaptures for modern readers the urgency, distinctiveness and rewarding nature of this challenging and powerful body of poetry. 
An essential guide to reading eighteenth-century poetry, written by world-renowned critic, Patricia Meyer Spacks
Exposes the multiplicity of forms, tones, and topics engaged by poets during this period 
Provides in-depth analysis of poems by established figures such as Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift, as well as work by less familiar figures, including Anne Finch and Mary Leapor
A broadly chronological structure incorporates close reading alongside insightful contextual and historical detail 
Captures the power and uniqueness of eighteenth-century poetry, creating an ideal guide for those returning to this period, or delving into it for the first time