Satire and Secrecy in English Literature from 1650 to 1750 (Hardcover)

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This book revises assumptions about satire as a public, masculine discourse derived from classical precedents, in order to develop theoretical and critical paradigms that accommodate women, popular culture, and postmodern theories of language as a potentially aggressive, injurious act. Although Habermas places satirists like Swift and Pope in the public sphere, this book investigates their participation in clandestine strategies of attack in a world understood to be harboring dangerous secrets. Authors of anonymous pamphlets as well as major figures including Behn, Dryden, Manley, Swift, and Pope, share at times what Swift called the writer?s ?life by stealth.?

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Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Mfg Part# 9781403984340
SKU 206611421
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1403984344
Release Date 8/5/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0235
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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