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Andrew Marvell And Edmund Waller Seventeenth Century Praise And Restoration Satire

Chambers, A B

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ISBN 10: 0271007036 / ISBN 13: 9780271007038
Verlag: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1991
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Cloth, dj, F/F. viii+208pp, index, a nice fine copy. New. Detailed study of Waller and Marvell's work. In 1660 Waller was the most famous poet of his day, whilst Marvell had scarcely any reputation at all. Today the postition is reversed. The book looks at why this is so. 550 grams. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 17589

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Titel: Andrew Marvell And Edmund Waller Seventeenth...

Verlag: Pennsylvania State University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1991

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: 1st edition..

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In 1660, Edmund Waller was an eminent poet whose claims to fame rivaled those of even his most illustrious predecessors, while Andrew Marvell had scarcely any reputation at all. Today, however, that situation is completely reversed. A.B. Chambers's study shows that Waller has been unjustly neglected in recent times and that, together, some of the work of Waller and Marvell bridged the gap between the work of the early seventeenth century and the Restoration. Chambers suggests that Waller and Marvell are mutually illuminating, that their poems have substantial intrinsic interest, and that they opened the door through which Dryden made his entrance to become the dominant literary figure of the Restoration.Chambers situates important poems by both authors within historical and literary contexts as an aid to elucidating both meaning and poetic achievement, but he also pays close historical attention to details of language, syntax, and metrics that supply meaning. He provides a significant new reading of Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress," while also situating the poem within Marvell's poetic and political careers. He also presents a fuller, more accurate picture of the period by taking into account the conceptual and poetic problems that both authors necessarily confronted and by examining the curiously inverted parallelism of the strategies that they employed in addressing those problems.

About the Author:

A.B. Chambers is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the editor of The Works of John Dryden, Volume 4 (California, 1974).

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