- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press (April 15, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0199269327
- ISBN-13: 978-0199269327
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.8 x 5.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,955,804 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Modern Poet: Poetry, Academia, and Knowledge since the 1750s
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"Crawford has undertaken an exhilarating (and risky) experiment in combining the modes and idioms of conventional literary history and practical criticism with disciplinary reflection, personal testimony, and polemic thrust. The Modern Poet is a book to ponder but also to be welcomed, argued with, enjoyed, and--above all--read: we should all be delighted at the possibility and the prospect of renewed commerce between what David Hume called 'the learned and the conversible worlds.'"--Modern Language Quarterly
"This book opens intellectual borders.... Crawford comes out as a poet in the first person, breaking with 'impersonality', demanding a place in the story.... This 'I' makes the book beguiling and accountable."--The Independent
"This is a very good book. Crawford illuminates everything he touches on, and has produced a modern literary history that pays due attention to the institutions of literature, education, scholarship and publication.... Robert Crawford...is also one of the most interesting poets writing in Britain today."--English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920
About the Author
Robert Crawford is Professor of Modern Scottish Literature at the University of St. Andrews, and author of four volumes of poetry and four books of criticism. He is co-editor of The Penguin Book of Poetry from Britain and Ireland since 1945.
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