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The modern poet : poetry, academia, and knowledge since the 1750s

Author: Robert Crawford
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Addressed to all readers of poetry, this is a wide-ranging book about the poet's role throughout the last three centuries. It argues that a conception of the poet as both primitive and sophisticated emerged in the 1750s. Ever since English literary works became the focus of university studies, classroom discussion has shaped attitudes towards verse. Whether considering Ossian and the Romantics, Victorian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Crawford
ISBN: 0199269327 9780199269327 0198186770 9780198186779
OCLC Number: 53911573
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Includes index.
Description: 296 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The birth of the modern poet --
2. Acts of judgement : making a national body of poetry --
3. Scholar-gypsies --
4. Modernist cybernetics and the poetry of knowledge --
5. Men, women, and American classrooms --
Coda : the poet's work.
Responsibility: Robert Crawford.

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