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by | Read by David Shaw-Parker

Poetry & Drama • 1 hr. • Unabridged • ©

Even many people who know poetry aren't familiar with John Clare. Why listen to this reading of some of his work, then? "The Peasant Poet," as he was known, fit in with his contemporaries, the Romantics, but, unlike them, his knowledge of nature was from working in it, not strolling in it. Narrator David Shaw-Parker takes advantage of the poetry's strong structural elements and uses emphasis to aid interpretation. He also varies his voice to match the tone of each poem--from the pure rustic to the elevated, almost erudite, tone Clare sometimes achieved despite his almost total lack of formal education. This is a fine introduction to Clare's work. D.M.H. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2014]

Trade Ed. • Naxos AudioBooks • 2013

CD ISBN 9781843796022 $14.98 • One CDs

DD ISBN $10.00

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