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  • Published 2001

LANDSCAPE, LABOR, AND THE IDEOLOGY OF IMPROVEMENT IN MARY LEAPOR'S "CRUMBLE-HALL"

@inproceedings{Dalporto2001LANDSCAPELA,
  title={LANDSCAPE, LABOR, AND THE IDEOLOGY OF IMPROVEMENT IN MARY LEAPOR'S "CRUMBLE-HALL"},
  author={Jeannie Dalporto},
  year={2001}
}
Most of the criticism on Mary Leapor's "Crumble-Hall" has focused on the ways in which the poem subverts the tradition of country-house poetry by its behind-the-scenes-look at domestic labor from the perspective of one of its workers. (1) The poet's sociopolitical stance, I suggest, stems from her perception of what is happening on the grounds outside the house as well. If we chart the movement of the poem as a whole, it is clear that the poet's portrayal of issues of class and labor is bound… CONTINUE READING