In this new collection, an impressive group of critics and literary scholars reappraises Smart’s legacy and his remarkable impact on twentieth-century poetry. Often considered a minor poet, notable mainly for his reputed madness, his dazzling "Song to David," and his friendship with Samuel Johnson, Smart has begun to emerge as a figure of interest as the demand has grown for historically nuanced studies of the Enlightenment and its values. This volume offers a finely historicized approach to Smart’s work, highlighting the markedly transitional quality of the eighteenth-century moment as regards the Enlightenment project. The book also analyzes the generative impact of Smart on modern poetry and music, demonstrating the reach of Smart’s contemporary resonance.
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Clement Hawes is Associate Professor of English at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
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Book Description Palgrave MacMillan, 1999. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. , 550grams, ISBN:0312213697. Bookseller Inventory # 6719766