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By A. D. Cousins,Alison V. Scott

ISBN-10: 0521513782

ISBN-13: 9780521513784

ISBN-10: 110740374X

ISBN-13: 9781107403741

whereas Ben Jonson's political visions were good documented, this research used to be the 1st to contemplate how he threaded his perspectives into many of the literary genres within which he wrote. For Jonson, those genres have been interactive and together putting forward, invaluable for negotiating the tempestuous politics of early smooth society, and right here probably the most well known Jonson students offer a set of essays that debate his use of style. They current views on a lot of Jonson's significant works, from his epigrams and epistles, via to his Roman tragedies and satirical performs like Volpone. different themes tested contain Jonson's various representations of monarchy, his ambiguous celebrations of eu commonwealths, his sexual politics, and his engagement with the problems of republicanism. those essays characterize the leading edge of serious considering on Ben Jonson, and supply a reassessment of the author's political lifestyles in Jacobean and Caroline Britain.

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