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Great Poets, The: John Clare

Great Poets, The: John Clare

Written by John Clare

Narrated by David Shaw-Parker


Great Poets, The: John Clare

Written by John Clare

Narrated by David Shaw-Parker

ratings:
4.5/5 (2 ratings)
Length:
1 hour
Released:
Aug 13, 2013
ISBN:
9781843796039
Format:
Audiobook

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John Clare was the forgotten Romantic poet, until the late twentieth century. Known by his contemporaries as the ‘Peasant Poet’ he recorded in his poems the natural landscape of rural England before the Industrial Revolution.

His poems rival Wordsworth’s for their sensitivity to nature and pantheism: ‘I feel a beautiful providence ever about me,’ Clare wrote.

But his life was a long struggle against poverty and mental collapse. Some of his finest poems were written in the local asylum.

Public Domain (P)2013 Naxos AudioBooks

Released:
Aug 13, 2013
ISBN:
9781843796039
Format:
Audiobook


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    The best poems on birds and nature I've ever read.

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