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The Poetry of Vision

Five Eighteenth-Century Poets

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674435827

Publication Date: 01/01/1967

237 pages


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The works of the eighteenth-century English writers James Thomson, William Collins, Thomas Gray, Christopher Smart, and William Cowper have been often neglected, and it is as a corrective to this neglect that Patricia Spacks provides thorough analyses of the qualities and weaknesses of the verse of each of these poets from a contemporary critical viewpoint. In so doing her study develops a single thesis: the poetry of sensibility in the eighteenth century can best be understood by considering the relation of its imagery to the dual concepts of the visual and the visionary.

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