Women Romantic Poets

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Anne Janowitz
978-0-7463-0896-7

A study of the lives and works of Anna Barbauld and Mary Robinson, with particular attention to them as London poets, and in the context of political and cultural radicalism in the Age of Romanticism

Description: The aim of this book is to introduce readers to the lives and works of Anna Barbauld and Mary Robinson, two of the most influential women poets of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Along with Wordsworth and Coleridge and Southey, they defined the themes of romantic poetry, exploring the self and the relation of self to society and nature; and they made immense claims for the power of poetry as a way of both knowing and changing the world. Both poets flourished in the politically and culturally radical atmosphere of London. As a Dissenter, Anna Barbauld was part of the London intelligentsia that welcomed the French Revolution. Robinson, a Drury Lane actress and friend of the radical Whig aristocracy, made London her stage, and her poetry became a fixture for the reading public, as she wrote for and edited the poetry page of the Morning Post. This study examines the poetry of Barbauld and Robinson in relation to their own life histories and to the upheavals of the age.

Serious, state-of-the-art critique

                 European English Messenger

 

Author: Janowitz, Anne

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