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Poems of nation, anthems of empire : English verse in the long eighteenth century

Author: Suvir Kaul
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 2000.
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In Poems of Nation, Anthems of Empire, Suvir Kaul argues that the aggressive nationalism of James Thomson's ode "Rule, Britannia!" (1740) is the condition to which much English poetry of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries aspires. Poets as varied as Marvell, Waller and Dryden, Defoe, Addison, John Dyer and Edward Young, or Goldsmith, Cowper, Hannah More and Anna Laetitia Barbauld, all wrote poems deeply  Read more...
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Kaul, Suvir.
Poems of nation, anthems of empire.
Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 2000
(OCoLC)606488074
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Suvir Kaul
ISBN: 0813919673 9780813919676 0813919681 9780813919683
OCLC Number: 43615584
Description: vii, 337 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Poetry, National Pride, and the Call to Empire --
1. The Poetry of Nation --
2. The Ebb and Flow of Nations and Empires --
3. James Thomson and the "Sage Historic Muse" --
4. The Mythopoetics of Commercial Expansion --
5. The World of Antislavery Poetry.
Responsibility: Suvir Kaul.

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This text argues that the aggressive nationalism of James Thomson's ode "Rule Britannia!" (1740), is the condition to which much English poetry of the late 17th and 18th centuries aspires. Poets as  Read more...

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