- This topic is empty.
November 27, 2020 at 1:41 pm #23335Robert SullivanGuest
Lines Of Authority
Politics And English Literary Culture, 1649 1689
by Steven N. Zwicker
- Release date: March 30, 1993
- Format: hardcover
- Language: english
- ISBN: 9780801420702 (0801420709)
- Publisher: Cornell University Press
- Author: Steven N. Zwicker
About The Book
Focusing on the turbulent years between the execution of Charles I and the triumph of William III, Steven N. Zwicker reads English literature as a series of brilliant and deeply engaged polemical contests. Zwicker juxtaposes overtly polemical writings — pamphlets, broadsides, and ballads — with canonical works, including epic, historical verse, tragedy, and satire, in order to demonstrate how literature not only reflected on political action but also formed an important site of political exchange. Zwicker maintains that the sources of Restoration culture lay within the civil war years of the 1640s and that the memory of those years shaped writing and politics for the remainder of the century. In sensitive readings of such classic texts as Walton’s Compleat Angler, Marvell’s First Anniversary and Last Instructions, Milton’s Paradise Lost, Dryden’s Annus Mirabilis and Absalom and Achitophel, and Locke’s Two Treatises of Government, he shows how these texts both engaged with pamphlet, squib, and broadside and challenged one another over the possession of cultural authority. Zwicker’s analysis provides a new understanding of the connections between politics and aesthetics in the later seventeenth century and an appreciation for the texture of this culture.
Successfully integrating literary history and political analysis, Lines of Authority will be valuable reading for a broad audience in the fields of Restoration and Protectorate literature, literary history, cultural and intellectual history, and the history of political thought.
Online ebook Lines Of Authority by Steven N. Zwicker download reader on Booktopia. Paperback book Lines Of Authority. PDF Lines Of Authority Steven N. Zwicker read on Mac. FictionBook book Lines Of Authority buy cheap on Barnes & Noble.
FB2 Lines Of Authority Steven N. Zwicker download for iOS. MP3 ebook Lines Of Authority buy on Kobo. Hardcover book Lines Of Authority for Android. MOBI ebook Lines Of Authority by Steven N. Zwicker read online on Walmart.