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Christopher Smart and satire : 'Mary Midnight' and the Midwife

Author: Min Wild
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the idiosyncratic world of satire in the eighteenth-century periodical, focusing on the way that writers adopted personae to engage with debates taking place during the British  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Wild, Min.
Christopher Smart and satire.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008
(OCoLC)608679768
Named Person: Christopher Smart; Christopher Smart; Christopher Smart; Christopher Smart; Christopher Smart
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Min Wild
ISBN: 9780754661931 0754661938
OCLC Number: 173299458
Description: 231 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Personal identity and personae in the eighteenth-century periodical --
'The jakes of genius' : the nature of the Midwife --
A 'terrible old lady' : the persona of 'Mary Midnight' --
'A perfect Swiss in writing' : literature and authorship in the Midwife --
'Inwardly working a stirre to the mynde' : political satire in the Midwife --
The 'kind juggler' : social satire and enlightenment in the Midwife.
Responsibility: Min Wild.
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