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The Resource Margaret Cavendish : gender, genre, exile, Emma L.E. Rees

Margaret Cavendish : gender, genre, exile, Emma L.E. Rees

Label
Margaret Cavendish : gender, genre, exile
Title
Margaret Cavendish
Title remainder
gender, genre, exile
Statement of responsibility
Emma L.E. Rees
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Margaret Cavendish was one of the most prolific, complex and misunderstood writers of the seventeenth century. A contemporary of Descartes and Hobbes, she was fascinated by philosophical, scientific and imaginative advances, and struggled to overcome the political and cultural obstacles which threatened to stop her engagement with such discourses."
  • "The result of this struggle is a body of work of twenty-two opulent editions, some of which were extraordinary not only because they were penned by a woman, but because they were published in the 1650s when Cavendish and her husband were in exile on the continent. Persona non grata, Cavendish nonetheless managed to make her voice heard. Quite what that voice was saying becomes more evident in Emma Rees' study where literary genre is seen to be the key to an understanding of it."
  • "Emma Rees examines how Cavendish engaged with the work of thinkers such as Lucretius, Plato, Homer and Harvey in an attempt to write her way out of the exile which threatened not only her intellectual pursuits but her very existence. What emerges is the image of an intelligent, audacious and intrepid early-modern woman whose tale will appeal to specialists and general readers alike."--Jacket
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rees, Emma L. E
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • British
  • Literary form
  • Sex role in literature
  • Exiles in literature
Label
Margaret Cavendish : gender, genre, exile, Emma L.E. Rees
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 'A horrible precipice': Lucy Hutchinson's Lucretius
  • Introduction: a glorious resurrection
  • The 1650s: genre and exile
  • 'Sweet Honey of the Muses': Lucretian resonance in Poems, and Fancies
  • Heavens Library: Platonic paradigms and trial by genre
  • Travellia's travails: Homeric motifs in Assaulted and Pursued Chastity
  • Figures of speech: The Animall Parliament
  • Fictions of the mind
  • Conclusion: rehabilitations
Control code
ocm53029821
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 218 pages
Isbn
9780719099328
Lccn
2003066497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)53029821
Label
Margaret Cavendish : gender, genre, exile, Emma L.E. Rees
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 'A horrible precipice': Lucy Hutchinson's Lucretius
  • Introduction: a glorious resurrection
  • The 1650s: genre and exile
  • 'Sweet Honey of the Muses': Lucretian resonance in Poems, and Fancies
  • Heavens Library: Platonic paradigms and trial by genre
  • Travellia's travails: Homeric motifs in Assaulted and Pursued Chastity
  • Figures of speech: The Animall Parliament
  • Fictions of the mind
  • Conclusion: rehabilitations
Control code
ocm53029821
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 218 pages
Isbn
9780719099328
Lccn
2003066497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)53029821

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