The Genius of Parody: Imitation and Originality in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century English Literature

The Genius of Parody: Imitation and Originality in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century English Literature

by R. Mack
     
 
Recent theoretical approaches have compelled critics to rethink many received notions regarding the significance of contemporary parodic activity. This study places parody firmly (if paradoxically) where it belongs: at the centre of the literary-creative process in the literature of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth centuries.

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Recent theoretical approaches have compelled critics to rethink many received notions regarding the significance of contemporary parodic activity. This study places parody firmly (if paradoxically) where it belongs: at the centre of the literary-creative process in the literature of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth centuries.

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'Robert L. Mack's The Genius of Parody makes an exciting contribution to the literary history of the Early Modern period and the eighteenth century. Mack provocatively asserts the centrality of parody in the writing of the period, and traces its operations in literature both familiar and unfamiliar. This is a stimulating, wide-ranging and ambitious book, written in a thoroughly engaging way that manages to combine an impressive range of scholarship with a lively manner of writing.' - Professor Simon Dentith, University of Gloucestershire, UK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230008564
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
02/15/2007
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT L. MACK is a Lecturer in English at the University of Exeter, UK. He is the author of Thomas Gray: A Life, published in 2000.

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