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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
John Gay, a profession of friendship.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
|Named Person:||John Gay; John Gay|
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|Description:||xv, 563 p., 8 p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||In paternal land --
The london apprentice --
Grub Street Apollo --
In attendance --
Taking sides --
Trivial pursuits --
The confederates --
The beast of blois --
A will of my own --
The hare and many friends --
Company of beggars --
The terror of ministers --
Industry and idleness.
|Other Titles:||John Gay|
David Nokes argues that Gay's self-effacing and self-mocking literary persona was largely responsible for perpetuating an image of himself as a genial literary non-entity. Hence Gay's authorship has been frequently questioned and often attributed, at least in part, to his friends in the Scriblerus Club - Pope, Swift, and Arbuthnot. John Gay, A Profession of Friendship finally views Gay as a man whose struggles for literary and social recognition led him, paradoxically, to project a deliberately enigmatic personality.
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I lived for three years, 1990-1993, in a cottage in the grounds of a large and splendid house in Berkshire named 'John Gays House'. I was wondering if anyone can throw light on whether John Gay himself actually commissioned...
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