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Published: 19 August 2019

256 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198843795

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Working Verse in Victorian Scotland

Poetry, Press, Community

Kirstie Blair

  • A study of working-class poetry and poetics in Victorian Britain with particular focus on Sottish literature
  • Recovers the work of over 50 named working-class poets, most of whom have received no critical attention to date
  • Discusses a large sample of newspaper poetry columns, providing the most detailed study of how the provincial press supported working-class literature
  • Challenges previous narratives about Scottish Victorian literature and presents evidence of an active, lively, and political culture of local writing in this period