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Set in Ancient Rome, "Poetaster" offers one of the first and most subtle statements in English of the Augustan cultural ideal. Jonson contrasts Augustus' wise rule with an English polity dominated (like the satge) by malice, intrigue and envy. This text examines these different strands so skilfully interwoven by Jonson, and argues for a reassessment of "Poetaster" as one of the most ideologically interesting of all early modern plays. The accompanying explanatory notes guide the reader through the personal and political illusions which gave the play its immediate satirical impact.
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Tom Cain is Professor of Early Modern Literature at the University of East Anglia
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Book Description Manchester University Press, 1995. Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. No dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 4832017
Book Description Manchester Univ Pr, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. 1995. Tight, very lightly used copy. No D/J (probably issued without one). Boards clean with bright titles to front & spine. The pages are in excellent condition being crisp, clean & free of any inscription/annotations or creases. Nice barely used (if at all) copy. If you have any queries please contact me by e-mail. Images of items also available on request. We endeavour to send orders as quickly as possible & in most cases are sent by first available post 6 days a week. (560/2). Seller Inventory # Q3-SSXT-TFPX