Bate Biography of John Clare

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Jonathan Bate’s biography of the “peasant poet,” John Clare, has just been published (by Picador):

It was reviewed on October 10 by Simon Kovesi of Oxford Brookes University. Here’s the review, in The Independent:

Kovesi also publishes the John Clare page (hosted by Nottingham Trent University), which contains lots of Clare materials including some useful information on the copyright dispute surrounding his texts:

Another review essay, by Christopher Caldwell and containing links to a good number of excerpts from the poems, appeared in Slate magazine yesterday:

[NOTE: additional late sighting (October 21)--a review by John Lanchester in The New Yorker. Read it online at:]


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