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John Clare

John Clare

John Clare poems, selected by Paul Farley, as part of a series in which Faber and Faber presents eight beautiful editions of classic Romantic poetry.

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£8.00
Format
Hardback
ISBN
9780571274277
Date Published
01.09.2011
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Summary

In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to the most important poets in our literature.

The birds are gone to bed; the cows are still,
And sheep lie panting on each old mole hill,

And underneath the willow’s grey-green bough —
Like toil a resting — lies the fallow plough.

— Hares at Play

JohnClare

John Clare (1793-1864), the ‘peasant poet’, worked as an agricultural labourer in Northamptonshire until a deterioration in his mental health saw him committed to an insane asylum. He published four volumes of verse, including Poems, Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery (1820), and The Shepherd’s Calendar (1827).

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