Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places, and People

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Cambridge University Press, 23 sep. 2010 - 314 páginas
Better known for her five volume portrait of English rural life, Our Village, Mary Russell Mitford (1787-1855) was one of the most prolific female writers of her day. Part critical essay, part autobiography, Recollections consists of a series of sketches on and selections from Mitford's favourite authors, stemming from her desire 'to make others relish a few favourite writers as heartily as I have relished them myself'. The collection is arranged according to Mitford's own eclectic system of categorization including 'fashionable poets', 'cavalier poets', and 'poetry that poets love'. This second volume includes essays on Spanish ballads, Ben Jonson, Leigh Hunt, Shelley, Keats, and several others. Mitford wears her immense literary skill lightly and Recollections is masterfully written, full of lively wit and fascinating biographical detail. Published just three years before Mitford's death, it was based on earlier articles and letters.
 

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FEMALE POETS
20
III
41
IV
63
FASHIONABLE POETS
74
VI
95
VII
119
VIII
138
IX
165
X
193
AMERICAN POETS
214
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FISHING SONGS
264
XIV
280
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