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The Resource Nothing to admire : the politics of poetic satire from Dryden to Merrill, Christopher Yu

Nothing to admire : the politics of poetic satire from Dryden to Merrill, Christopher Yu

Label
Nothing to admire : the politics of poetic satire from Dryden to Merrill
Title
Nothing to admire
Title remainder
the politics of poetic satire from Dryden to Merrill
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Yu
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Nothing to Admire argues for the persistence of a central tradition of poetic satire in English that extends from Restoration England to present-day America. This tradition is rooted in John Dryden's and Alexander Pope's uses of Augustan metaphor to criticize the abuse of social and political power and to promote an antithetical ideal of satiric authority based on freedom of mind. Because of their commitment to neoclassical conceptions of political virtue, the British Augustans developed a meritocratic cultural ideal grounded in poetic judgment and opposed to the political institutions and practices of their superiors in birth, wealth, and might. Their Augustanism thus gives a political meaning to the Horatian principle of nil admirari. This book calls the resulting outlook "cultural liberalism" in order to distinguish it from the classical liberal insistence on private property as the basis of political liberty, a conviction that arises within the same general period and often stands in adversarial relation to the Augustan mentality."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yu, Christopher
Dewey number
821.009/358
Index
index present
LC call number
PR508.S27
LC item number
Y8 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political poetry, English
  • Verse satire, English
  • Political poetry, American
  • Verse satire, American
  • Politics and literature
  • Merrill, James
Label
Nothing to admire : the politics of poetic satire from Dryden to Merrill, Christopher Yu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Satura redux : Dryden and the Augustan ideal -- Arm'd for virtue : pope as cultural liberal -- Byron, laughter, and legitimation -- Auden in the polis of the absurd -- Imbued with otherness : Merrill's mock-epics of desire
Control code
50693025
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
219 pages
Isbn
9780195155303
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002015611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Nothing to admire : the politics of poetic satire from Dryden to Merrill, Christopher Yu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Satura redux : Dryden and the Augustan ideal -- Arm'd for virtue : pope as cultural liberal -- Byron, laughter, and legitimation -- Auden in the polis of the absurd -- Imbued with otherness : Merrill's mock-epics of desire
Control code
50693025
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
219 pages
Isbn
9780195155303
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002015611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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