Lines of Authority: Politics and English Literature Culture, 1649-1689

Lines of Authority: Politics and English Literature Culture, 1649-1689

by Steven N. Zwicker
     
 

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"Lines of Authority is an important contribution to the study of seventeenth-century English literature and politics and provides an extremely fruitful model for further studies of Restoration texts."—Scott Campbell Lucas, Duke University, Renaissance Quarterly
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Focusing on the turbulent years between the execution of Charles I and the triumph of William III, Zwicker reads English literature as a series of brilliant and deeply engaged polemical contests. He 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. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780801483363
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.66(d)

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