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The Cambridge Companion to Andrew Marvell

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Derek Hirst, Steven N. Zwicker, James Loxley, Paul Davis, Matthew C. Augustine, Diane Purkiss, Michael Schoenfeldt, Phil Withington, Andrew McRae, Joad Raymond, John Spurr, Nicholas Von Maltzahn, Nigel Smith
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  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521884174

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  • Andrew Marvell is one of the greatest English lyric poets of the seventeenth century and one of its leading polemicists. This Companion brings a set of fresh questions and perspectives to bear on the varied career and diverse writings of a remarkable writer and elusive man. Drawing on important new editions of Marvell's poetry and of his prose, scholars of both history and literature examine Marvell's work in the contexts of Restoration politics and religion, and of the seventeenth-century publishing world in both manuscript and print. The essays, individually and collectively, address Marvell within his literary and cultural traditions and communities; his almost prescient sense of the economy and ecology of the country; his interest in visual arts and architecture; his opaque political and spiritual identities; his manners in controversy and polemic; the character of his erotic and transgressive imagination and his biography, still full of intriguing gaps.

    • An overview for students and scholars of the current state of Marvell studies
    • Includes a chronology of Marvell's life and a guide to further reading
    • Covers his main themes, contexts and individual works
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    ".., it offers snapshots of contemporary approaches to Marvell's poetic and public career."
    --Recent Studies in the English Renaissance

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521884174
    • length: 244 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Derek Hirst and Steven N. Zwicker
    2. The social modes of Marvell's poetry James Loxley
    3. Marvell and the literary past Paul Davis
    4. Borders and transitions in Marvell's poetry Matthew C. Augustine
    5. Thinking of gender Diane Purkiss
    6. Marvell and the designs of art Michael Schoenfeldt
    7. Andrew Marvell's citizenship Phil Withington
    8. The green Marvell Andrew McRae
    9. A Cromwellian centre? Joad Raymond
    10. The poet's religion John Spurr
    11. Adversarial Marvell Nicholas Von Maltzahn
    12. How to make a biography of Andrew Marvell Nigel Smith
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  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Lit from the Petition of Right to the Bill of Rights
  • Editors

    Derek Hirst, Washington University, St Louis
    Derek Hirst is William Eliot Smith Professor of History at Washington University, St Louis.

    Steven N. Zwicker, Washington University, St Louis
    Steven N. Zwicker is Stanley Elkin Professor in the Humanities at Washington University, St Louis.


    Derek Hirst, Steven N. Zwicker, James Loxley, Paul Davis, Matthew C. Augustine, Diane Purkiss, Michael Schoenfeldt, Phil Withington, Andrew McRae, Joad Raymond, John Spurr, Nicholas Von Maltzahn, Nigel Smith

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