Jonson's Magic Houses: Essays in Interpretation

Jonson's Magic Houses: Essays in Interpretation

by Ian Donaldson, I. Donaldson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198183941

ISBN-13: 9780198183945

Pub. Date: 04/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The playwright Ben Jonson (1572-1637) was commonly regarded during his lifetime and the century following his death as a writer whose powers were equal, if not superior, to those of Shakespeare. In this new collection of biographical, critical, and historical essays, Ian Donaldson challenges many long-held and recent assumptions about the nature of Jonson's

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The playwright Ben Jonson (1572-1637) was commonly regarded during his lifetime and the century following his death as a writer whose powers were equal, if not superior, to those of Shakespeare. In this new collection of biographical, critical, and historical essays, Ian Donaldson challenges many long-held and recent assumptions about the nature of Jonson's personality and creative achievement, offering fresh readings of his life and art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198183945
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.73(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Twice a Man1
2Jonson and the Tother Youth6
3Gathering and Losing the Self: Jonson and Biography26
4Jonson's Duplicity: The Catholic Years47
5Jonson's Magic Houses66
6Clockwork Comedy: Time and the Alchemist89
7Unknown Ends: Volpone106
8Politic Picklocks: Reading Jonson Historically125
9The Story of Charis143
10Fathers and Sons: Jonson, Dryden, and Mac Flecknoe162
11'Not of an Age': Jonson, Shakespeare, and the Verdicts of Posterity180
12Jonson, Shakespeare, and the Destruction of the Book198
Works Cited217
Index233

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