James Thomson: Essays for the Tercentenary

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Richard Terry, Reader in Eighteenth-Century English Literature Richard Terry
Liverpool University Press, 2000 - 279 Seiten
James Thomson: Essays for the Tercentenary is the first collection of essays devoted exclusively to the works of the eighteenth-century Scottish poet James Thomson. The volume is divided into two sections, the first addressing Thomson’s writings themselves, and the second the reception of his works after his death and their influence on later writers. The first section contains essays analyzing the politics and aesthetics of Thomson’s major poems and also a reevaluation of Thomson as a heroic dramatist. The second section capitalizes on the certainty felt by many in Thomson’s own century that the poet, especially through his most successful poem The Seasons, had won for himself an indelible fame. This volume provides a definitive reappraisal of his achievement for our own times.

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Thomsons fame RICHARD TERRY
1
Thomson the Tragedian
15
Thomson and Shaftesbury ROBERT INGLESFIELD
93
Thomson and the Druids RicHARD TERRY
141
James Thomson and EighteenthCentury Scottish
165
Thomson Garrick and
191
Thomson in the 1790s John BARRELL
217
A Few Words about Thomsons
247
Notes on Contributors
271
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Richard Terry is Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature at the Northumbria University.

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