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The yard of wit : male creativity and sexuality, 1650-1750

Author: Raymond Stephanson
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Positioning sexuality as a volatile mechanism in the development of creative energy, The Yard of Wit explains why male writers associated their authorial work - both the internal site of creativity and its status in public - with their genitalia and reproductive and erotic acts, and how these gestures functioned in the new marketplace of letters. Using the figure and writings of Alexander Pope as a touchstone,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Alexander Pope; Alexander Pope
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Stephanson
ISBN: 0812237587 9780812237580
OCLC Number: 52639198
Description: xv, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Male Creativity and Its Changing Contexts --
Masculinity as Male Genitalia --
The Sexual Traffic in Male Creativity --
Pope and Male Literary Communities.
Responsibility: Raymond Stephanson.
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