New PDF release: Robert Bloomfield, Romanticism and the Poetry of Community

By Simon J. White

Robert Bloomfield, whom John Clare defined as 'the most unique poet of the age,' was once a generally learn and seriously acclaimed poet in the course of the first decade of the 19th century, and remained well known till the start of the 20 th century. but earlier, no smooth critic has undertaken a full-length research of his poetry and its contexts. Simon J. White considers the connection among Bloomfield's poetry and that of different Romantic poets. for instance, her argues that Wordsworth's poetics of rural existence was once in a few respects a reaction to Bloomfield's The Farmer's Boy. White considers Bloomfield's emphasis at the value of neighborhood culture and group within the lives of labouring humans. In not easy the concept that the formal and rhetorical innovation of Wordsworth and Coleridge used to be largely accountable for the emergence of a brand new form of poetry on the flip of the eighteenth century, he additionally exhibits that it's very unlikely to appreciate how the lyric and the literary ballad developed through the Romantic interval with out contemplating Bloomfield's poetry. White's authoritative learn demonstrates that, to the contrary, Bloomfield's poetry used to be pivotal within the improvement of Romanticism.

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