Georgic tradition in English poetry
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Published by Columbia university press in New York .
Written in English


  • Didactic poetry, English,
  • English poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism

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Edition Notes

Statementby Dwight L. Durling ...
SeriesColumbia university studies in English and comparative literature, no. 121
LC ClassificationsPR509.D5 D8 1935
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 259 p., 1 l.
Number of Pages259
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6335829M
LC Control Number36008930

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Georgic tradition in English poetry. [Dwight Leonard Durling] Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Didactic poetry, English. Early Georgic essays in English -- 3. \"The English Virgil\" -- 4. The poetry of country occupations -- 5. Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Durling, Dwight Leonard, Georgic tradition in English poetry. While Hesiod’s early translators into English—Chapman in , Cooke in , and Elton in —were primarily interested in Hesiod as a theological and moral thinker, it was Virgil’s focus on an essentially problematic relation of the human and nature, as seen in the role of labor and the relation of farming to war and politics, that persisted in the English georgic : Stephanie Nelson. By tracing the history of georgic under-presence in eighteenth-century poetry, Georgic Modernity and British Romanticism resituates history within literature and finally builds a compelling case for the re-legitimation of Romantic temporality. Kevis Goodman outlines here a genuine history that can live in poetry, Cited by:

Georgic Modernity and British Romanticism: Poetry and the Mediation of History This book traces connections between Georgic verse and developments in other spheres from the late seventeenth to the early nineteenth centuries: the mediation of perception by scientific instruments, of events by newspapers, of knowledge by the feelings, of the. Georgic, a poem dealing with practical aspects of agriculture and rural affairs. The model for such verse in postclassical literature was Virgil’s Georgica, itself modeled on a now lost Geōrgika (Greek: “agricultural things”) by the 2nd-century bc Greek poet Nicander of Colophon. Poetry. Georgics themselves, about the significance of form and genre in georgic writing, about the relations between poetry and other forms of knowledge in this period, and about what writers of this period thought poetry could do for and to knowledge itself – about why, fundamentally, they wrote their instructions in verse.   Sterling A. Brown, the important New Negro Renaissance poet, critic and scholar, has long been praised for his georgic poetry about rural African-American labour and culture. However, Brown’s scholarship and criticism were also strongly influenced by the georgic, and a pastoral/georgic binary is present in much of his : David R. Anderson.

  Georgic Modernity and British Romanticism: Poetry and the Mediation of History Kevis Goodman, Tim Fulford Cambridge University Press, - Literary Criticism - 5/5(1). Virgil’s didactic poem, the Georgics, exerted a major influence upon English poetry of the long eighteenth century. Its accessibility and popularity were facilitated to a great degree by Dryden’s English translation, and by Addison’s ‘Essay on Virgil’s Georgics’ prefixed to the same. Last but not least, the georgic tradition affords a consideration of the changing functions of literature. For georgic has always reflected the use of the pen through the work of the plough, creating analogies between the making of poetry and the cultivation of the land. Rural Life in Eighteenth-Century English Poetry; Recent research into a self-taught tradition of English rural poetry has begun to offer a radically new dimension to our view of the role of poetry in the literary culture of the eighteenth century. In this important new study John Goodridge offers a detailed reading of key rural poems of the Cited by: