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Tag Archives: John Clare

Ted Hughes – the unnecessary biography

We are fortunate, I think, in knowing as little about William Shakespeare as we do. With no biography to distract us, all we have to think about is the work. … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Reader’s Diary – 29 January 2014

John Clare wrote three kinds of poem: observations on himself (‘I am – yet what I am none cares or knows’), observations on social change (‘Enclosure like a Bonaparte let … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment