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Rochester : the poems in context

Author: Marianne Thormählen
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Wilmot, second earl of Rochester, is still commonly regarded as 'the wicked earl', and his reputation as a rake has imparted an air of dilettantism to his poetry. By contrast, Rochester: The Poems in Context emphasises the poet's sharp, restless intellect, a more powerful driving force in his poems than the sensual appetites stressed by previous critics. Marianne Thormahlen uncovers his familiarity with, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Wilmot Rochester, Earl of; John Wilmot Rochester, Earl of; John Wilmot Rochester, Earl of; John Wilmot of Rochester
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marianne Thormählen
ISBN: 0521440424 9780521440424
OCLC Number: 26761339
Description: xii, 383 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Cupid and Bacchus. 1. Cupid and Bacchus --
Men and Women. 2. The love lyrics. 3. 'The Imperfect Enjoyment' and 'A Ramble in Saint James's Parke'. 4. 'A Letter from Artemiza in the Towne to Chloe in the Countrey' --
Pride and Philosophy. 5. Upon Nothing. 6. 'A Satyr against Reason and Mankind': the context. 7. 'A Satyr against Reason and Mankind': the argumentation --
Court and Social. 8. 'Tunbridge Wells'. 9. 'Timon'. 10. Court satires and lampoons --
Craft and Art. 11. 'An Allusion to Horace'. 12. The poems on Mulgrave and Scroope.
Responsibility: Marianne Thormählen.
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A major new study of the notorious Restoration rake-poet, set in his intellectual context.  Read more...

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