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The Field of Imagination: Thomas Paine and Eighteenth-Century Poetry by Scott M. Cleary (review)

The Field of Imagination: Thomas Paine and Eighteenth-Century Poetry by Scott M. Cleary (review) Book Reviews { 969 regional identities, and the emergence of the middle class; and to those working on the history of capitalism. And those interested in American literature will appreciate Mackintosh’s analysis of the satires. It seems to me there is still much to be learned about the meaning of travel and the dichotomy between tourist and traveler, and this book is a good place to start. thomas weiss University of Kansas e F Th ield of Imagination: Thomas Paine and Eighteenth- Century Poetry scott m. cleary University of Virginia Press, 2019 186 pp. Readers of Early American Literatur most li e kely already co - n sider Thomas Paine to be a multifaceted writer whose works influenced the American and French Revolutions as well as the revolution - in reli gious thought that popularized radical deism. The FIin el d of Imagina - tion: Thomas Paine and Eighteenth- Century Poetry, Scott M. Cleary adds another facet to Paine’s career: his role in the history of eigcen htet en ur th- y poetry. In Cleary’s reading, Paine was not only a skilled poet in his own right, wholly worthy of close critical attention, but also a political activist whose unique http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Early American Literature University of North Carolina Press

The Field of Imagination: Thomas Paine and Eighteenth-Century Poetry by Scott M. Cleary (review)

Early American Literature , Volume 56 (3) – Oct 30, 2021

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Book Reviews { 969 regional identities, and the emergence of the middle class; and to those working on the history of capitalism. And those interested in American literature will appreciate Mackintosh’s analysis of the satires. It seems to me there is still much to be learned about the meaning of travel and the dichotomy between tourist and traveler, and this book is a good place to start. thomas weiss University of Kansas e F Th ield of Imagination: Thomas Paine and Eighteenth- Century Poetry scott m. cleary University of Virginia Press, 2019 186 pp. Readers of Early American Literatur most li e kely already co - n sider Thomas Paine to be a multifaceted writer whose works influenced the American and French Revolutions as well as the revolution - in reli gious thought that popularized radical deism. The FIin el d of Imagina - tion: Thomas Paine and Eighteenth- Century Poetry, Scott M. Cleary adds another facet to Paine’s career: his role in the history of eigcen htet en ur th- y poetry. In Cleary’s reading, Paine was not only a skilled poet in his own right, wholly worthy of close critical attention, but also a political activist whose unique

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Early American LiteratureUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Oct 30, 2021

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