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Men's work : gender, class, and the professionalization of poetry, 1660-1784

Author: Linda Zionkowski
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This work examines how the concept of the poet as a male professional emerged during the Restoration and 18th century. The book proposes that during this period, discourse about the poet's social  Read more...

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Named Person: Samuel Johnson; Alexander Pope; John Dryden; Thomas Gray
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Zionkowski
ISBN: 0312237588 9780312237585
OCLC Number: 45247286
Description: viii, 279 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Poets of the Times: Rochester, Oldham, and Restoration Literary Culture --
From the Stage to the Closet: Dryden's Journey into Print, Manhood, and Poetic Authority --
"A good Poet is no small Thing": Pope and the Problem of Pleasure for Sale --
"I shall be but a shrimp of an author": Gray, the Marketplace, and the Masculine Poet --
"I also am a Man": Johnson's Lives and the Gender of the Poet.
Responsibility: Linda Zionkowski.
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