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The Living Year 1841 (1999) by John Clare

The Living Year 1841 (1999) by John Clare

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The Living Year 1841 (1999) by John Clare. 1841 was one of the most productive, varied and imaginatively moving periods of John Clare’s long poetic career. Against a background of asylum, escape home, and then forced removal to a second asylum, he wrote during this single year over 3,000 lines of original poetry and paraphrase, in addition to a substantial body of prose.

 

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1841 was one of the most productive, varied and imaginatively moving periods of John Clare’s long poetic career. Against a background of asylum, escape home, and then forced removal to a second asylum, he wrote during this single year over 3,000 lines of original poetry and paraphrase, in addition to a substantial body of prose.

John Clare: The Living Year brings this material together for the first time. Here it is possible to trace the evolution of Clare’s imagination as the year unfolded. Both the depth and the range of his creative engagement become apparent, as he explores fundamental issues of human identity and experience, in modes as different as satire and elegy, autobiography and song. The result is a compelling account of Clare’s perceptions as he responded to a momentous year in his life.

Tim Chilcott has written full length studies of Clare’s work, and of Clare’s first publisher John Taylor. He has retired as Dean of the faculty of Arts and Humanities at University College, Chichester.

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