John Clare

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1793 – 1864

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Who was John Clare?

John Clare was an English poet, the son of a farm labourer, who came to be known for his celebratory representations of the English countryside and his lamentation of its disruption. His poetry underwent a major re-evaluation in the late 20th century and he is often now considered to be among the most important 19th-century poets. His biographer Jonathan Bate states that Clare was "the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced. No one has ever written more powerfully of nature, of a rural childhood, and of the alienated and unstable self".

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Born
Jul 13, 1793
Helpston
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Died
May 20, 1864
St Andrew's Hospital

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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