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The Resource Poetry of opposition and revolution : Dryden to Wordsworth, Howard Erskine-Hill

Poetry of opposition and revolution : Dryden to Wordsworth, Howard Erskine-Hill

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Poetry of opposition and revolution : Dryden to Wordsworth
Title
Poetry of opposition and revolution
Title remainder
Dryden to Wordsworth
Statement of responsibility
Howard Erskine-Hill
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Poetry of Opposition and Revolution is an important new study of the relation between poetry and politics in English literature from Dryden to Wordsworth." "Building on his argument in Poetry and the Realm of Politics: Shakespeare to Dryden, Howard Erskine-Hill reveals that the major tradition of political allusion is not, as has often been argued, that of the political allegory and overtly political poems, but rather a more shifting and less systematic practice, often involving equivocal or multiple reference. Drawing on the revisionist trend in recent historiography, the book offers new and thought-provoking readings of familiar texts. Dryden's Aeneid version and Pope's Rape of the Lock are shown to belong not just to contemporary convention, but to a more widespread and older style of envisioning high politics and the crises of government. The early books of The Prelude can be seen to show marked political features; reflections of the 1688 Revolution are traced in The Rape of the Lock; and a Jacobite emotion is identified in The Vanity of Human Wishes. Taking issue with recent New Historicist Romantic criticism, the concluding chapters argue that what have seemed to many to be traces of covert political displacement or erasure in Wordsworth are in fact marks of a continuing political preoccupation, which found new forms after the collapse of an Enlightenment programme into the Jacobin terror."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR555.H5
LC item number
E76 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Poetry of opposition and revolution : Dryden to Wordsworth, Howard Erskine-Hill
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [256]-264) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780198121770
Lccn
97157556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35209888
  • (OCoLC)ocm35209888
Label
Poetry of opposition and revolution : Dryden to Wordsworth, Howard Erskine-Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [256]-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780198121770
Lccn
97157556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35209888
  • (OCoLC)ocm35209888

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