Thomas Gray (1716-1771)
A selective list of online literary criticism on the eighteenth-century English poet Thomas Gray, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer reviewed sources
"Thomas Gray." A good introduction to Gray and his poetry, from the Poetry Foundation. Includes text for Gray's most famous poems, "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" and "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College."
Turner, Katherine. "Thomas Gray." An extended, open-access scholarly essay on Thomas Gray reconsiders his poetry, arguing for "a complex Gray whose anxieties about authorship, sexuality, and the body coexist with a strong sense of poetry's social role, and whose works draw heavily upon classical and British poetic traditions while also making formal and linguistic innovations." From Oxford Handbooks, Nov. 2015.
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