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Published: 11 September 2003

232 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195155303

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Nothing to Admire

The Politics of Poetic Satire from Dryden to Merrill

Christopher Yu

Arguing that a continuous genealogy of poetic satire links the writings of Dryden, Pope, Byron, Auden, and Merrill, Christopher Yu makes the case that the shared idiom of Augustanism developed by these satirists sponsors a meritocratic and ultimately radically liberal ideal of culture.