The battle of the books : history and literature in the Augustan Age (eBook, 1991) [WorldCat.org]
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The battle of the books : history and literature in the Augustan Age

Author: Joseph M Levine
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Joseph M. Levine provides a witty and erudite account of one of the most celebrated chapters in English cultural history, the acrimonious quarrel between the "ancients" and the "moderns" which Jonathan Swift dubbed "the Battle of the Books." The dispute that amused and excited the English world of letters from 1690 until the 1730s was, Levine shows, an installment in the long-standing debate about the relationship  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Levine, Joseph M., 1933-
Battle of the books.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1991
(DLC) 90055735
Named Person: Englisch
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph M Levine
OCLC Number: 1147712083
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 428 pages : illustrations, map
Contents: 1. Wotton vs. Temple --
2. Bentley vs. Christ Church --
3. Stroke and Counterstroke --
4. The Querelle --
5. Ancient Greece and Modern Scholarship --
6. Pope's Iliad --
7. Pope and the Quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns --
8. Bentley's Milton --
9. History and Theory --
10. Ancients --
11. Moderns --
12. Ancients and Moderns.
Responsibility: Joseph M. Levine.

Abstract:

"Joseph M. Levine provides a witty and erudite account of one of the most celebrated chapters in English cultural history, the acrimonious quarrel between the "ancients" and the "moderns" which Jonathan Swift dubbed "the Battle of the Books." The dispute that amused and excited the English world of letters from 1690 until the 1730s was, Levine shows, an installment in the long-standing debate about the relationship of classical learning to modern life."--BOOK JACKET.

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