English Clandestine Satire, 1660-1702 by Harold Love | 9780199255610 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
English Clandestine Satire, 1660-1702

English Clandestine Satire, 1660-1702

by Harold Love
     
 

ISBN-10: 019925561X

ISBN-13: 9780199255610

Pub. Date: 10/07/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

In the first comprehensive survey of this vast field, Harold Love considers the relationship of the lampoon to gossip, how one might construct a poetics of the genre, and how clandestine satire reached and was received by its readers. Constructing three primary categories of "court," "Town" and "state" lampooning, Love argues that far

Overview

In the first comprehensive survey of this vast field, Harold Love considers the relationship of the lampoon to gossip, how one might construct a poetics of the genre, and how clandestine satire reached and was received by its readers. Constructing three primary categories of "court," "Town" and "state" lampooning, Love argues that far from being the product of isolated disaffection, most satire was the work of a circle of recognized poets, frequently operating in collaboration. An extensive first-line index to the principal manuscript sources for clandestine satire makes this book an open sesame to further exploration of its fascinating field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199255610
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/07/2004
Pages:
442
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1. Introduction
2. The Court Lampoon
3. The Town Lampoon
4. State Satire
5. Authorship
6. Lampoons and the Culture of Gossip
7. A Poetics of the Lampoon
8. Distribution and Readership
Bibliography

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