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CLARE, J.: Great Poets (The)

    

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CLARE, J.: Great Poets (The)

John Clare was the forgotten Romantic poet, until the late twentieth century. Known by his contemporaries as the ‘Peasant Poet’ he recorded in his poems the natural landscape of rural England before the Industrial Revolution. His poems rival Wordsworth’s for their sensitivity to nature and pantheism: ‘I feel a beautiful providence ever about me,’ Clare wrote. But his life was a long struggle against poverty and mental collapse. Some of his finest poems were written in the local asylum.


  To John Clare
1.   To John Clare 00:01:09
  Morning
2.   Morning 00:01:05
  The Robin's Nest
3.   The Robin's Nest 00:06:11
  The Cuckoo
4.   The Cuckoo 00:01:28
  Summer
5.   Summer 00:01:16
  Insects
6.   Insects 00:01:27
  The Skylark
7.   The Skylark 00:01:52
  In Hilly-Wood
8.   In Hilly - Wood 00:00:59
  The Nightingale's Nest
9.   The Nightingale's Nest 00:05:54
  First Love
10.   First Love 00:01:20
  Song's Eternity
11.   Song's Eternity 00:02:35
  Remembrances
12.   Remembrances 00:05:48
  Summer Evening
13.   Summer Evening 00:00:59
  Badger
14.   Badger 00:02:25
  To a Fallen Elm
15.   To a Fallen Elm 00:04:31
  Love and Solitude
16.   Love and Solitude 00:01:00
  Autumn Birds
17.   Autumn Birds 00:01:03
  November
18.   November 00:04:59
  The Flood
19.   The Flood 00:02:41
  Farewell
20.   Farewell 00:01:08
  What Is Life
21.   What Is Life 00:01:51
  I Am
22.   I Am 00:01:20
  Christmas
23.   Christmas 00:07:02
  The Peasant Poet
24.   The Peasant Poet 00:00:58

Total Playing Time: 01:01:01






Author(s):
Clare, John

Reader(s):
Shaw-Parker, David

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Poetry

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA0094

Barcode: 9781843796022

Physical Release: 08/2013

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