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Rushton Edward, Bookseller, 56 Paradise Street

Rushton Edward

in Talking Revolution: Edward Rushton's Rebellious Poetics, 1782-1814

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381441
eISBN:
9781781382189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381441.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This section identifies the book’s domain and key concerns, responding to the remarkable complexity of the Edward Rushton’s personal, political and aesthetic stance, with a view to a thoroughgoing ... More


Writing Against Empires

Franca Dellarosa

in Talking Revolution: Edward Rushton's Rebellious Poetics, 1782-1814

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381441
eISBN:
9781781382189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381441.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter investigates Edward Rushton’s responsiveness to the tumultuous global dynamics underlying the ongoing alterations of assumed world order, which emerge in his writing with multifaceted ... More


Talking Revolution: Edward Rushton's Rebellious Poetics, 1782-1814

Franca Dellarosa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381441
eISBN:
9781781382189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381441.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book is the first academic study entirely devoted to Liverpool labouring-class poet and activist Edward Rushton (1756-1814), whose name was for a long time only associated with the foundation of ... More


‘A gang of fierce hirelings appears’: Fighting the Press Gang, and Other Sea Stories

Franca Dellarosa

in Talking Revolution: Edward Rushton's Rebellious Poetics, 1782-1814

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381441
eISBN:
9781781382189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381441.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the corpus of Edward Rushton’s sea poetry, which resounds with the echoes of his early personal background no less than political commitment, directed to denouncing the ... More


‘Written near one of the Docks of Liverpool’*

Franca Dellarosa

in Talking Revolution: Edward Rushton's Rebellious Poetics, 1782-1814

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381441
eISBN:
9781781382189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381441.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Edward Rushton’s controversial relationship with his hometown provides the ground for the book’s introductory chapter, which is devoted to sketching the socio-political and cultural framework of late ... More


West-Indian Eclogues, or, The Opacity of Form

Franca Dellarosa

in Talking Revolution: Edward Rushton's Rebellious Poetics, 1782-1814

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381441
eISBN:
9781781382189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381441.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter engages in a close reading of Edward Rushton’s key antislavery collection of West Indian Eclogues (1787) – a challenging experiment in the long-standing pastoral form, which by the 1780s ... More


Interlude: Of Commerce, Empire, and the Banality of Evil

Franca Dellarosa

in Talking Revolution: Edward Rushton's Rebellious Poetics, 1782-1814

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381441
eISBN:
9781781382189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381441.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This section provides an interpretive hypothesis for the veritable caesura in Edward Rushton’s political agenda and, consistently, poetic language, which can be appreciated between his earliest ... More


‘Yet still our isle’s enslaved’: The Irish Poems

Franca Dellarosa

in Talking Revolution: Edward Rushton's Rebellious Poetics, 1782-1814

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381441
eISBN:
9781781382189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381441.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter investigates the slender but important body of Edward Rushton’s Irish poems – the poet’s sympathetic concern for the tragedy of Ireland traversed his entire career, from the turbulent ... More


Envisioning the Unthinkable: History, Agency, and the Haitian Revolution

Franca Dellarosa

in Talking Revolution: Edward Rushton's Rebellious Poetics, 1782-1814

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381441
eISBN:
9781781382189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381441.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter investigates Edward Rushton’s poetic homage to the revolutionary uprisings in the Caribbean, i.e. the ballad ‘Toussaint to His Troops’ (1802?). It is argued that the poem anticipates C. ... More


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