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Margaret Cavendish : gender, genre, exile

Author: Emma L E Rees
Publisher: Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press : Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 2003.
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"Margaret Cavendish was one of the most prolific, complex and misunderstood writers of the seventeenth century. A contemporary of Descartes and Hobbes, she was fascinated by philosophical, scientific and imaginative advances, and struggled to overcome the political and cultural obstacles which threatened to stop her engagement with such discourses.".
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Rees, Emma L. E.
Margaret Cavendish.
Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press : Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607302526
Named Person: Margaret Cavendish Newcastle, Duchess of; Margaret Cavendish Newcastle, Duchess of; Margaret Cavendish of Newcastle
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emma L E Rees
ISBN: 0719060729 9780719060724
OCLC Number: 53029821
Description: vi, 218 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: a glorious resurrection --
The 1650s: genre and exile --
'Sweet Honey of the Muses': Lucretian resonance in Poems, and Fancies --
Heavens Library: Platonic paradigms and trial by genre --
Travellia's travails: Homeric motifs in Assaulted and Pursued Chastity --
Figures of speech: The Animall Parliament --
Fictions of the mind --
Conclusion: rehabilitations --
'A horrible precipice': Lucy Hutchinson's Lucretius.
Responsibility: Emma L.E. Rees.
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Margaret Cavendish was the most extraordinary seventeenth-century Englishwoman, refusing to be silent when exiled by the Crowmellian regime, she fought to make her voice heard through her fascinating  Read more...

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