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Christopher Smart : clown of God

Author: Chris Mounsey
Publisher: Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©2001.
Series: Bucknell studies in eighteenth-century literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This new biography of Christopher Smart offers a picture of a multifaceted eighteenth-century wit whose writing has far-reaching social, political, and historical significance. Poet, journalist, theater performer, cross-dresser, and theologian, who was questionably incarcerated for insanity, wherever Smart found himself his approach to life was at once serious and joyful, confirming him as one of God's clowns."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mounsey, Chris, 1959-
Christopher Smart.
Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©2001
(OCoLC)606531129
Named Person: Christopher Smart; Christopher Smart; Christopher Smart
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Mounsey
ISBN: 083875483X 9780838754832
OCLC Number: 46321157
Description: 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Bucknell studies in eighteenth-century literature and culture.
Responsibility: Chris Mounsey.

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The eighteenth-century poet Christopher Smart is perhaps best known now for his poem about his cat Jeoffry and for being mad. This biography brings to light new evidence about Smart, and offers a  Read more...

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