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Satire and Secrecy in English Literature from 1650 To 1750
     

Satire and Secrecy in English Literature from 1650 To 1750

by Melinda Alliker Rabb
 

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This book develops a theory of satire that includes women writers and provides the postmodern reader with new critical tools with which to read ironic texts from the age of Swift and Pope.

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This book develops a theory of satire that includes women writers and provides the postmodern reader with new critical tools with which to read ironic texts from the age of Swift and Pope.

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"The significance of Satire and Secrecy would be in its suggestion of an explanatory/critical model for reading post-Augustan satire that brings a conception of secrecy (with its various employment of gossip, slander, secret history, and so on) into the picture as a key satiric strategy. Rabb's view of satiric secrecy would open up doors of understanding for numerous texts. Her study, provocatively and broadly contemplates a conceptual revision of the public/private divide." - Ruben Quintero, California State University, Los Angeles

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ISBN-13:
9780230262997
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/10/2007
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
530 KB

Meet the Author

Melinda Alliker Rabb is Associate Professor of English and American Literatures and Language at Brown University. She has published widely in scholarly journals on topics pertaining to the long eighteenth-century. They include studies of Swift, Pope, Manley, Fielding, Richardson, Sterne, Godwin, women writers, satire, and the canon.

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