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The Resource Anna Letitia Barbauld and eighteenth-century visionary poetics, Daniel P. Watkins

Anna Letitia Barbauld and eighteenth-century visionary poetics, Daniel P. Watkins

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Anna Letitia Barbauld and eighteenth-century visionary poetics
Title
Anna Letitia Barbauld and eighteenth-century visionary poetics
Statement of responsibility
Daniel P. Watkins
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this first critical study of Anna Letitia Barbauld's major work, Daniel P. Watkins reveals the singular purpose of Barbauld's visionary poems: to recreate the world based on the values of liberty and justice. Watkins examines in close detail both the form and content of Barbauld's Poems, originally published in 1773 and revised and reissued in 1792. Along with providing careful readings of the poems, readings that situate the works in their broader political, historical, and philosophical contexts, Watkins explores the relevance of the introductory epigraphs and the importance of the poems' placement throughout the volume. At the center of Watkins's study is Barbauld's effort to develop a visionary poetic stance. He argues that the deliberate arrangement of the poems creates a coherent portrayal of Barbauld's poetic, political, and social vision, a vision born of her deep belief that the principles of love, sympathy, liberty, and pacifism are necessary for a secure and meaningful human reality. In tracing the contours of this effort, Watkins examines, in particular, the tension in Barbauld's poetry between her desire to engage directly with the political realities of the world and her equally strong longing for a pastoral world of peace and prosperity. Scholars of British literature and women writers will welcome this important study of one of the eighteenth century's foremost writers."--Project Muse
Cataloging source
SFB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watkins, Daniel P.
Dewey number
821/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4057.B7
LC item number
Z95 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barbauld
  • Barbauld
  • Poetics
  • Barbauld
  • POETRY
  • Philosophy
  • Poetics
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Anna Letitia Barbauld and eighteenth-century visionary poetics, Daniel P. Watkins
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : women's poetry and visionary poetics in the eighteenth century -- Barbauld's Poems (1773; 1792) in context -- Politics, vision, and pastoral -- Satire, anti-pastoral, and visionary poetics -- Personal life and visionary poetics -- Reflections on writing -- The personal and biblical principles of poetic vision -- God, vision, and the political moment -- Conclusion : thoughts on the further study of eighteenth-century women's poetry
Control code
793012732
Extent
1 online resource (264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421406619
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793012732
Label
Anna Letitia Barbauld and eighteenth-century visionary poetics, Daniel P. Watkins
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : women's poetry and visionary poetics in the eighteenth century -- Barbauld's Poems (1773; 1792) in context -- Politics, vision, and pastoral -- Satire, anti-pastoral, and visionary poetics -- Personal life and visionary poetics -- Reflections on writing -- The personal and biblical principles of poetic vision -- God, vision, and the political moment -- Conclusion : thoughts on the further study of eighteenth-century women's poetry
Control code
793012732
Extent
1 online resource (264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421406619
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793012732

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