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The Modern PoetPoetry, Academia, and Knowledge since the 1750s$
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Robert Crawford

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199269327

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269327.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
The Modern Poet


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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the role of the poet in the academia and in the pursuit of knowledge since the 1750s. It argues that the fruitful links between academia and the poetry condition have developed the figure of the poet in English-language societies since the mid-18th century. It discusses the role of the conception of the modern poet on people's reading and writing.

Keywords:   poet, academia, knowledge, poetry, English-language societies, literary history

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