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The Cambridge Companion to Ben Jonson : Cambridge Companions to Literature - Richard Harp

The Cambridge Companion to Ben Jonson

Cambridge Companions to Literature

By: Richard Harp (Editor), Stanley Stewart (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 2000
ISBN: 9780521641135
Number Of Pages: 236

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Ben Jonson is, in many ways, the figure of greatest centrality to literary study of the Elizabethan and Jacobean period. He wrote in virtually every literary genre: in drama, comedy, tragedy and masque; in poetry, epigram, and lyric; in prose, literary criticism and English grammar. This Companion brings together leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic to provide an accessible, up-to-date introduction to Jonson's life and works. It represents an invaluable guide to current critical perspectives, providing generous coverage not only of his plays but also his non dramatic works.

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'This well-balanced and enthusiastic collection of essays assembles a distinguished gaggle of critics, and delivers a thorough, reasonable introduction to the first Englishman to earn his living as a writer.' Plays International

Chronology of Jonson's life and dates of works
True relation: the life and career of
Jonson's London and its theatres
The court
Learning
Satiric styles
The major comedies
Late plays
Jonson and Shakespeare Russ McDonald
And the arts
The folio of 1616
Classicism
Poetry
Jonson's criticism
The critical heritage
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ISBN: 9780521641135
ISBN-10: 0521641136
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 30th November 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.88 x 24.13  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5

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