The Triumph of Augustan Poetics: English Literary Culture from Butler to Johnson

The Triumph of Augustan Poetics: English Literary Culture from Butler to Johnson

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The Triumph of Augustan Poetics: English Literary Culture from Butler to Johnson by John J. Richetti, Blanford Parker

The Triumph of Augustan Poetics offers an important and original reevaluation of the transition from Baroque to Augustan in English Literature. Starting with Butler's outrageous burlesque, Hudibras, Blanford Parker describes the origins of Augustan satire and its momentous departure from the religious and social writing of an earlier era. He goes on to explain the creation, from the ruins of satire, of a new poetry of nature and everyday life (emerging most significantly in the work of Pope and Thomson), and the ambiguous or hostile responses of writers including Samuel Johnson.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521028677
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/31/2006
Series: Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Thought Series , #36
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

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