List of Contextual Material

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The Letters of Robert Bloomfield and His Circle, Edited By Tim Fulford and Lynda Pratt
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List of Contextual Material

We present here a series of resources designed to place Bloomfield's letters in the context of his poetic career, and those of his contemporaries. A Bloomfield Chronology plots the most significant events in his life and career against those of the wider literary world. The text—now first edited from manuscript—of his unfinished poem 'To Immagination' throws new light on his achievements and dilemmas as a poet (he refers to the poem frequently in the letters in the context of his difficulties with his patron). The texts of long out-of-print poems by Robert's brothers Nathaniel and George Bloomfield (also referred to in the letters) are also included, together with select reviews of Bloomfield's own poems, illuminating the dispute with Capel Lofft about adverse public reaction to Lofft's footnotes to Rural Tales. Also included are Bloomfield's anecdotes and critical remarks printed in Remains, along with his children's book The Bird and Insects' Post-Office.


Reviews:

  • [Anon.], Review of Rural Tales, Ballads, and Songs from The Poetical Register (January 1802), 426-27.
  • [Anon.], Review of Rural Tales, Ballads, and Songs from The Anti-Jacobin Review, 11 (1802), 394–97.
  • [Anon.], Review of Rural Tales, Ballads, and Songs from the British Critic, 19 (April 1802), 338–43.
  • [Robert Southey], Review of Rural Tales, Ballads, and Songs from The Critical Review, 35 (May 1802), 67–75.

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Published @ RC

September 2009