Mania and Literary Style: The Rhetoric of Enthusiasm from the Ranters to Christopher Smart Clement Hawes

ISBN: 9780521022026

Published: November 3rd 2005

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Mania and Literary Style: The Rhetoric of Enthusiasm from the Ranters to Christopher Smart  by  Clement Hawes

Mania and Literary Style: The Rhetoric of Enthusiasm from the Ranters to Christopher Smart by Clement Hawes
November 3rd 2005 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: 9780521022026 | 6.50 Mb

This highly original study of the manic style in enthusiastic writing of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries identifies a line of influence running from the radical visionary and prophetic writing of the Ranters and their fellow enthusiasts toMoreThis highly original study of the manic style in enthusiastic writing of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries identifies a line of influence running from the radical visionary and prophetic writing of the Ranters and their fellow enthusiasts to the work of Jonathan Swift and Christopher Smart.

Its account of the dominant cultures ridicule of enthusiastic writing (an attitude which persists in twentieth-century literary history and criticism) provides a powerful and daring critique of pervasive assumptions about madness and sanity in literature.



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