Crabbe, “Clutterbuck and Co.”

Brady justifies the often-criticized “Clutterbuck and Co.” by George Crabb, the story of a young man’s romantic whims for a lady Rosabella that change and evolve as he learns to distinguish between his fancies and reality. While critics claim that the author Crabbe became sloppy as his poem progressed, Brady argues that Crabbe was altering the style and character of his writing to reflect the hero’s changing perspectives and feelings.

Published in BYU Studies Quarterly 05:1
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