John Clare: A Biography #2020

John Clare: A Biography Jonathan Bate John Clare A Biography The definitive biography of John Clare the poet s poet from Jonathan Bate

  • Title: John Clare: A Biography
  • Author: Jonathan Bate
  • ISBN: 9780330371124
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Paperback
  • John Clare: A Biography Jonathan Bate The definitive biography of John Clare 1793 1864 the poet s poet from Jonathan Bate.
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    1. I thought I would love John Clare when I was a teenager because I loved walking and felt out of sorts with the posh and rich kids at school At the time I was disappointed by the poet s how can I call it well reverence and respect for aristocrats, for the signs and symbols of success and for money This biography has helped me to change my opinion about Clare as a man The society he lived in, however, was unremittingly awful.

    2. Excellent, comprehensive biography and also a fine work of literary comment and criticism It is a big slab of the book but well worth the time and effort I now think even of the genius that was John clare.

    3. Unlike the upperclass, privileged Shelleys and Wordsworths, Clare was a naif, a sad sweet character out of Hardy, with that same inevitable tragic obliviousness I am already absorbed There s also a resemblance to the Fielding character Joseph Andrews.

    4. Roy Hattersley called John Clare a necessary part of a civilised education And that s bang on This is wonderful biography and convincingly overturns the view of Clare as a minor poet and a simple mind It also presents a different view on his mental health The writing is understated, clear and the tone is settled Perfect.

    5. It takes a village to raise a poet in part, many people, but also the village itself, the flowers and birds and sky, all the beauty that is nature John Clare s is rightly called the Peasant Poet, because, as Bate explains, his poetry was based in his surroundings, his roots His story is sad a poet driven mad in part by his poetry yet his madness did not preclude or erase the beautiful words he wrote.

    6. Doy gracias al destino por haber hecho que descubriera a este grande de la literatura inglesa Entiendo que existan otros m s famosos y de renombre, pero John Clare tiene una sencillez y una intensidad en sus palabras que hace que no puedas olvidarle La obra de John Clare es digna de tener en tu biblioteca si eres un aficionado a la poes a Luego est su vida, que injusto y triste final.

    7. Interesting biography of the peasant poet who disliked punctuation, and wrote about simple seeming things beautifully Corrects some of the patronising assumptions about him, and fills in the background to his best poems, including his time in the madhouse.

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