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Robert Burns

Murray Pittock

in Scottish and Irish Romanticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232796
eISBN:
9780191716409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232796.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter provides a detailed discussion of Burns' key writings. It begins by contrasting his continuing sales and international impact with his virtual disappearance from British literary history ... More


Robert Burns and British Poetry: Chatterton Lecture on Poetry

Murray G. H. Pittock

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263037
eISBN:
9780191734007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263037.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses Robert Burns, a poet who dwelt on the early phase of the poem ‘Resolution and Independence’. It examines the critical introspection that has tended to exclude Burns from an ... More


Artfully Artless

in John Clare and the Place of Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311635
eISBN:
9781846315381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311635.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines John Clare's first published poem collection titled Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery. It explains that Clare was initially known as the ‘Northamptonshire peasant’ and ... More


Uncouth Rhymes

in John Clare and the Place of Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311635
eISBN:
9781846315381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311635.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the influence of Thomas Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard on the works of John Clare. It considers Clare's own elegies including the ‘uncouth rhymes’ he carved on ... More


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