Reading Eighteenth-Century Poetry
February 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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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-renowned critic, Patricia Meyer Spacks
- Exposes the multiplicity of forms, tones, and topics engaged by poets during this period
- Provides 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 Leapor
- A broadly chronological structure incorporates close reading alongside insightful contextual and historical detail
- Captures 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