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The Resource Patriotism and poetry in eighteenth-century Britain, Dustin Griffin

Patriotism and poetry in eighteenth-century Britain, Dustin Griffin

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Patriotism and poetry in eighteenth-century Britain
Title
Patriotism and poetry in eighteenth-century Britain
Statement of responsibility
Dustin Griffin
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) The poetry of the mid and late eighteenth century has long been regarded as primarily private and apolitical; in this wide-ranging study Dustin Griffin argues that in fact the poets of the period were addressing the great issues of national life - rebellion at home, imperial wars abroad, an expanding commercial empire, an emerging new 'British' national identity. Taking up the topic of patriotic verse, Griffin shows that the poets, like many contemporary essayists, sermon writers, and political journalists, were engaged in the century-long debate about the nature of 'true patriotism'. Griffin argues that canonical figures - James Thomson, William Collins, Thomas Gray, Christopher Smart, Oliver Goldsmith, William Cowper - along with less canonical writers such as Mark Akenside, John Dyer, and Ann Yearsley ask how poets might serve and even save their country, and take their place in a broader tradition of patriotic verse. Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: English poetry 18th century History and criticism, Politics and literature Great Britain History 18th century, Patriotism Great Britain History 18th century, Political poetry, English History and criticism, Patriotism in literature
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Griffin, Dustin H
Dewey number
821/.509358
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR555.H5
LC item number
G75 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • Politics and literature
  • Patriotism
  • Political poetry, English
  • Patriotism in literature
Label
Patriotism and poetry in eighteenth-century Britain, Dustin Griffin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The eighteenth-century debate about patriotism -- Patriotic odes and patriot-poets -- James Thomson: "to mix the Patriot's with the Poet's Flame" -- Mark Akenside: "great citizen of Albion" -- William Collins: "Virtue's Patriot theme" -- Thomas Gray: "some great and singular service to his country" -- John Dyer: "sedulous for the public weal" -- Oliver Goldsmith: "half a patriot" -- Christopher Smart and William Cowper: "Christian patriots" -- Ann Yearsley: "the female patriot."
Control code
47282980
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 316 pages
Isbn
9780521811187
Lccn
2001037852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Patriotism and poetry in eighteenth-century Britain, Dustin Griffin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The eighteenth-century debate about patriotism -- Patriotic odes and patriot-poets -- James Thomson: "to mix the Patriot's with the Poet's Flame" -- Mark Akenside: "great citizen of Albion" -- William Collins: "Virtue's Patriot theme" -- Thomas Gray: "some great and singular service to his country" -- John Dyer: "sedulous for the public weal" -- Oliver Goldsmith: "half a patriot" -- Christopher Smart and William Cowper: "Christian patriots" -- Ann Yearsley: "the female patriot."
Control code
47282980
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 316 pages
Isbn
9780521811187
Lccn
2001037852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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