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By Simon J. White

ISBN-10: 0754657531

ISBN-13: 9780754657538

Robert Bloomfield, whom John Clare defined as 'the most unusual poet of the age,' used to be a greatly learn and significantly 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 previously, no sleek critic has undertaken a full-length learn 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 neighborhood within the lives of labouring humans. In difficult the concept that the formal and rhetorical innovation of Wordsworth and Coleridge was once largely chargeable for the emergence of a brand new form of poetry on the flip of the eighteenth century, he additionally exhibits that it truly is very unlikely to appreciate how the lyric and the literary ballad developed through the Romantic interval with no 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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