The Resource Gracious laughter : the meditative wit of Edward Taylor, John Gatta

Gracious laughter : the meditative wit of Edward Taylor, John Gatta

Label
Gracious laughter : the meditative wit of Edward Taylor
Title
Gracious laughter
Title remainder
the meditative wit of Edward Taylor
Statement of responsibility
John Gatta
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Study of the New England colonial poet, Edward Taylor, and the relationship between his verbal wit and his religious commitment to Puritan belief. Gatta evaluates the anti-utilitarian dimensions and Puritan themes in Taylor's poems to draw larger conclusions about the New England soul
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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Gatta, John
Dewey number
811/.1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS850.T2
LC item number
Z65 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
University of Missouri Press
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  • Taylor, Edward
  • Devotional literature, American
  • Christian poetry, American
  • Wit and humor
  • Puritans
  • Puritans
  • Puritan movements in literature
  • Comic, The, in literature
Label
Gracious laughter : the meditative wit of Edward Taylor, John Gatta
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-223) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Divinity at play. Another view of the Puritan divine ; Wit's anatomy : from mind to humor ; Taylor's play : reverent parody and the comic imagination -- Pills to purge New England melancholy. The diagnosis of Puritan sorrow ; Wit, meditation, and the word -- From depravity to festival. The aesthetics of depravity ; The problem of audience and expression ; The festal attraction of the Lord's Supper -- The comic design of Gods determinations touching his elect. The character and precursors of Gods determinations ; The divine plot and human parody of creation ; The ludicrous trials of the doubting soul and the unwitting compliance of Satan ; Christ's curious paradise regained -- A festival frame of spirit : the preparatory meditations. The contemplative spark : Taylor's poetic triptych ; Patterns of play in the meditations -- Songs and valedictions : later meditations and other verse. Typological wit and the holy delight of canticles ; Taylor's wit of valediction
Control code
300776873
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)300776873
Label
Gracious laughter : the meditative wit of Edward Taylor, John Gatta
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-223) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Divinity at play. Another view of the Puritan divine ; Wit's anatomy : from mind to humor ; Taylor's play : reverent parody and the comic imagination -- Pills to purge New England melancholy. The diagnosis of Puritan sorrow ; Wit, meditation, and the word -- From depravity to festival. The aesthetics of depravity ; The problem of audience and expression ; The festal attraction of the Lord's Supper -- The comic design of Gods determinations touching his elect. The character and precursors of Gods determinations ; The divine plot and human parody of creation ; The ludicrous trials of the doubting soul and the unwitting compliance of Satan ; Christ's curious paradise regained -- A festival frame of spirit : the preparatory meditations. The contemplative spark : Taylor's poetic triptych ; Patterns of play in the meditations -- Songs and valedictions : later meditations and other verse. Typological wit and the holy delight of canticles ; Taylor's wit of valediction
Control code
300776873
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)300776873

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