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Volpone's bastards : theorising Jonson's city comedy

Author: Issac Hui
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through studying Volpone's three bastard children, this book discusses how Jonson's comedies are built upon the tension between death, castration and nothingness on one hand, and the comic slippage of identities in the city on the other.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic books
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Hui, Issac.
Volpone's bastards.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1002834164
Named Person: Ben Jonson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Issac Hui
ISBN: 9781474423489 1474423485
OCLC Number: 1037351942
Description: 1 online resource (v, 186 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Jonson and comedy --
'For pleasing imitation of greater men's action': Nano the Anamorphic Ape --
'Think me cold, frozen, and impotent, and so report me?': Volpone and his 'castrone' complex --
'The case appears too liquid': the two sides of androgyno --
'I fear I shall begin to grow in love with my dear self': the parasite and his 'mirror stage' --
Jonson's comedy of bastardy --
Conclusion: 'fools, they are the only nation': rereading the interlude and beyond.
Responsibility: Isaac Hui.

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