John Clare and the Imagination of the Reader

  • Authors
  • Paul Chirico

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Paul Chirico
    Pages 1-22
  3. Paul Chirico
    Pages 23-49
  4. Paul Chirico
    Pages 50-77
  5. Paul Chirico
    Pages 78-106
  6. Paul Chirico
    Pages 107-137
  7. Paul Chirico
    Pages 138-166
  8. Paul Chirico
    Pages 167-180
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 181-222

About this book


This broad and original study of the full range of John Clare's work is the first to take seriously his repeated appeals to the judgement of future readers. A series of close readings reveals Clare's sophisticated poetics: his covert quotations, his careful analysis of the history, and his fascination with literary success and posthumous fame.


bibliography future history history of literature imagination knowledge poetics time

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