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Eighteenth Century Women Poets An Oxford Anthology In the first decade of the eighteenth century only two women published collections of verse By the s than thirty had done so Yet in the two intervening centuries most of that verse has disappe

  • Title: Eighteenth Century Women Poets: An Oxford Anthology
  • Author: Roger Longsdale Roger Longsdale
  • ISBN: 9780192827753
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Paperback
  • Eighteenth Century Women Poets: An Oxford Anthology By Roger Longsdale Roger Longsdale, In the first decade of the eighteenth century, only two women published collections of verse By the 1790s, than thirty had done so Yet, in the two intervening centuries, most of that verse has disappeared from view now either ignored or forgotten This delightful anthology takes us back to Augustan England, introducing over one hundred of these lost poets from LadyIn the first decade of the eighteenth century, only two women published collections of verse By the 1790s, than thirty had done so Yet, in the two intervening centuries, most of that verse has disappeared from view now either ignored or forgotten This delightful anthology takes us back to Augustan England, introducing over one hundred of these lost poets from Lady Mary Chudleigh and Octavia Walsh to Mary Locke and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire Their poetry speaks with vigor and immediacy, in a range of moods from the resentful and melancholic to the humorous and exuberant, as they unveil their individual worlds to us They came from all levels of society including washerwomen and duchesses and from both the town and country The volume reveals that as eighteenth century women poets gained confidence, their writing eventually spanned a variety of poetic forms and encompassed both public and private topics Eighteenth Century Women Poets offers a compelling reassessment of a neglected aspect of eighteenth century literature.

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    1. Eighteenth century Women Poets, edited by Roger Lonsdale, is an eye opener Julia Briggs described it in The Times as a brilliant and original anthology Both epithets are just It is original for no one before Lonsdale thought to look at eighteenth century poetry by women for anything than historical interest The anthology is also brilliant because the discriminating taste of its editor ensured a selection of the liveliest and wittiest poetry of the time The poetry becomes its own argument for it [...]

    2. These seemingly unassuming women had vinegar on their tongues and a clear understanding of oppression at a time before feminism These poets cry out to be heard from a period that confined women to the slavery of the kitchen As Lady Mary Chudleigh would say, wife and servant are the same, but only differ in the name These women are self aware and daring, creating political poems in a time where few listened to such cries We owe it to them to read their verse.

    3. I only read Mary Leapor so I feel that I may be judging it too harshly Some of her poetry I thought was witty, tongue in cheek and actually quite feminist Other poems I found rather boring and repetitive with little real substance

    4. I just reviewed an anthology of poetry primarily by men, and the author was listed as Various For this volume, the male editor is listed as the author I blame the patriarchy.

    5. Again, not the biggest fan of poetry, but this was an interesting collection of poems by a variety of female writers.

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