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By Claudia T. Kairoff

ISBN-10: 1421403285

ISBN-13: 9781421403281

Anna Seward and her occupation defy effortless placement into the conventional sessions of British literature. Raised to emulate the good poets John Milton and Alexander Pope, maturing within the Age of Sensibility, and publishing in the course of the early Romantic period, Seward exemplifies the eighteenth-century transition from classical to Romantic. Claudia Thomas Kairoff's very good serious examine deals clean readings of Anna Seward's most crucial writings and firmly establishes the poet as a pivotal determine between late-century British writers.

Reading Seward's writing along fresh scholarship on gendered conceptions of the poetic occupation, patriotism, provincial tradition, sensibility, and the sonnet revival, Kairoff conscientiously reconsiders Seward's poetry and demanding prose. Written because it used to be within the final many years of the eighteenth century, Seward's paintings doesn't very easily healthy into the dominant types of Enlightenment-era verse or the tropes that represent Romantic poetry. instead of seeing this as a disadvantage for figuring out Seward's writing inside of a selected literary type, Kairoff argues that this enables readers to work out in Seward's works the eighteenth-century roots of Romantic-era poetry.

Arguably the main renowned girl poet of her lifetime, Seward's writings disappeared from well known and scholarly view almost immediately after her demise. After approximately 200 years of serious overlook, Seward is attracting renewed realization, and with this e-book Kairoff makes a powerful and convincing case for together with Anna Seward's awesome literary achievements one of the most crucial of the past due eighteenth century.

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