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Published: 15 February 2018

212 Pages

216x138mm

ISBN: 9780198816409


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Dryden and Enthusiasm

Literature, Religion, and Politics in Restoration England

John West

  • Presents the first sustained reading of the place of enthusiasm in Dryden's major works
  • Makes new connections between Dryden's writing and the broader literary and political culture of the Restoration
  • Offers an interpretation of enthusiasm in post-Civil War England as paradoxically central and inimical to literary culture
  • Raises methodological questions about how we interpret the links between literary practice and ideological allegiance in the seventeenth century
  • Focuses on canonical and non-canonical literature and unearths conversations between major poets and their less well-known contemporaries

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