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Pope to Burney, 1714-1779: Scriblerians to Bluestockings

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This book defines literature of the eighteenth century as a literature written and received as public conversation. Moyra Haslett discusses and challenges conventional ways of reading the period, particularly in relation to ideas of the public sphere. Key texts (including "The Dunciad," "Gulliver's Travels" and "Pamela") are read through the context of their imitations and counter-fictions, and the new genres of the periodical, published letters and the novel are discussed as textual equivalents of coterie culture.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

General Editor's Preface
Preface
Acknowledgements
PART I: CONVERSATIONAL FORMS
Introduction: Defining the Eighteenth Century: Public Sphere Conversations
Literary Communities
Social/Textual Forms
Female Communities
PART II: TEXTUAL CONVERSATIONS
Introduction
The Dunciad: Revisioning Literary History
Gulliver's Travels: Ceding Interpretation
The Political Controversies of Pamela
Conclusion
Chronology
Key Concepts and Contexts
Annotated Bibliography
Bibliography
Index

Portrait

Moyra Haslett

Pressestimmen

'Lively, informed, provocative, thought-provoking: Pope to Burney, 1714-1779: Scriblerians to Bluestockings exemplifies the intellectual hustle and bustle of the eighteenth century it investigates so rewardingly. The focus is on literary collaboration, coteries, clubs, and communities, and the range is panoramic. Newspapers, utopian fiction, labouring class writers, the letters of the black slave Ignatius Sancho - all are marshalled in a telling interrogation of Habermas's analysis of the public sphere, enabling trenchant readings of works such as The Dunciad, Gulliver's Travels, and Pamela. The pace never flags in this direct, readable, and confident study, examples and illustrations abound, and there is a wealth of supporting material, including a glossary and annotated bibliography. Haslett positively welcomes students into the sociability of eighteenth-century literary culture.' - Nick Groom, University of Bristol
'A well-written, well-conceived book that usefully reconceives the period.' - Dr J Hawley, Royal Holloway, University of London
'Haslett is thorough in covering a wide range of literary production...this lively and engaging study paves an accessible path through the heterogeneity of eighteenth-century literary culture and provides a useful, original introduction to the period.' - Alison Stenton, Times Literary Supplement
EAN: 9780333696118
ISBN: 0333696115
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PALGRAVE
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2003
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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