Poetry as an Occupation and an Art in Britain, 1760-1830
Normal Price: $220.00
Your Price: $198.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $22.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $9.90 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Poetry as an Occupation and an Art in Britain, 1760-1830 by Peter T. Murphy
Book DescriptionPeter Murphy's book examines the tension between the material, economic pressures motivating poetry as an occupation, and traditional notions of the forces of literary history defining poetry as an art. It focuses on five writers in the Romantic period: James MacPherson, Robert Burns, James Hogg, Walter Scott, and William Wordsworth. The first four are Scottish; the economic and linguistic status of Scotland during the period makes its writers especially interesting as examples of poetic ambition. Murphy's study then crosses the border into England, offering a new perspective on Wordsworth's poetic ambition and career. Murphy's engagement throughout with the ballad revival yields fresh insights into some major concerns of the Romantic period: the interest in the primitive and the simple, experiments with poetic form, the problematics of loss, and the emergence of a new literary culture.
Buy Poetry as an Occupation and an Art in Britain, 1760-1830 book by Peter T. Murphy from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521440851
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Aug-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter T. Murphy
Poetry as an Occupation and an Art in Britain, 1760-1830, Paperback (October 2005)» View all books by Peter T. Murphy
Contrasts different notions of the status of poetry in the work of MacPherson, Burns, Hogg, Scott, and Wordsworth.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Poetry as an Occupation and an Art in Britain, 1760-1830 book by Peter T. Murphy and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.