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

Author: Min Wild
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008.
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Min Wild explores the idiosyncratic world of satire in the eighteenth-century periodical, focusing on Christopher Smart's underexplored Midwife, or Old Woman's Magazine. In analysing Smart's adoption of a peculiarly female persona, 'Mary Midnight', Wild reveals a learned and ribald wit satirically engaging with questions of gender, politics, and culture. Wild also offers insight into the difficult position in which  Read more...
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Wild, Min.
Christopher Smart and satire.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008
(DLC) 2007039641
Named Person: Christopher Smart; Christopher Smart; Christopher Smart
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Min Wild
ISBN: 075468217X 9780754682172
OCLC Number: 244655960
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
Description: 1 online resource (231 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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Min Wild explores the idiosyncratic world of satire in the eighteenth-century periodical, focusing on Christopher Smart's underexplored Midwife, or Old Woman's Magazine. In analysing Smart's adoption  Read more...

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'Min Wild's adroit and witty scholarship is a revelation. Her analysis of identity, satire, politics, and gender in The Midwife, Christopher Smart's explosive monthly magazine of 1750-53, makes for a Read more...

 
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