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Reading Eighteenth-Century Poetry Patricia Meyer Spacks

Reading Eighteenth-Century Poetry

Patricia Meyer Spacks

Published February 17th 2009
ISBN : 9781405153621
Paperback
289 pages
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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-renownedMoreReading 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 SpacksExposes the multiplicity of forms, tones, and topics engaged by poets during this periodProvides 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 LeaporA broadly chronological structure incorporates close reading alongside insightful contextual and historical detailCaptures 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