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The Resource Transforming the word : prophecy, poetry, and politics in England, 1650-1742, Margery A. Kingsley

Transforming the word : prophecy, poetry, and politics in England, 1650-1742, Margery A. Kingsley

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Transforming the word : prophecy, poetry, and politics in England, 1650-1742
Title
Transforming the word
Title remainder
prophecy, poetry, and politics in England, 1650-1742
Statement of responsibility
Margery A. Kingsley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The radical prophets of the English civil wars were fascinating figures, living at the very margins of seventeenth-century English society. Combining a devout belief in the power of divine inspiration with a passionate desire for social change and a distinctly eccentric rhetorical style, these men and women brazenly challenged civil and religious authority and flouted social decorum, unnerving their contemporaries and fanning fears of social anarchy. Unfortunately, far too little is known about the fate of their ideas, their writings, and their successors between the restoration of Charles II and the rise of the poetry of sensibility in the mid-eighteenth century. Too often they are assumed merely to have disappeared soon after 1660, snuffed out by a restored monarchy and an Augustan culture antithetical to their aims, and lost to sight until they were rediscovered in the late 1720s by a new generation of poets intrigued by vatic inspiration." "The purpose of this study is to suggest a rather different legacy for the radical prophets of the mid-seventeenth century. It contends, first of all, that prophecy was a significant genre for the writers of the Restoration and early eighteenth century - far more prevalent, more pervasive, and more influential in the decades following 1660 than has traditionally been acknowledged. From Butler's Hudibras, to Dryden's Mac Flecknoe, to the portrayal of Settle in Pope's first version of The Dunciad, prophets rant, rage, and wreak havoc through even the most canonical of Augustan texts, revealing the period's obsession with the figure of the radical prophet."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1965-
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Kingsley, Margery A.
Dewey number
821/.409358
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR545.H5
LC item number
K56 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English poetry
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • English poetry
  • Political poetry, English
  • Prophecies in literature
  • Prophecy in literature
Label
Transforming the word : prophecy, poetry, and politics in England, 1650-1742, Margery A. Kingsley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-219) 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
  • 5.
  • Providence, Party, and Hegemony in Mandeville's Fable of the Bees
  • 6.
  • A Taste for Spectacle: The Ambivalence of Satiric Judgment in Pope's Dunciad
  • Tail-Piece: The Fate of Prophetic Hegemony
  • 1.
  • Polemic, Culture, and Conflict
  • 2.
  • Joining with Self-Interests: Royalist Reconstruction and the Popular Press
  • 3.
  • Interpreting Providence: The Politics of Prophecy in Restoration Polemic
  • 4.
  • "High on a Throne of his own Labours rear'd": Mac Flecknoe, Prophecy, and Cultural Myth
Control code
46402257
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780874137491
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001027382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Transforming the word : prophecy, poetry, and politics in England, 1650-1742, Margery A. Kingsley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-219) 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
  • 5.
  • Providence, Party, and Hegemony in Mandeville's Fable of the Bees
  • 6.
  • A Taste for Spectacle: The Ambivalence of Satiric Judgment in Pope's Dunciad
  • Tail-Piece: The Fate of Prophetic Hegemony
  • 1.
  • Polemic, Culture, and Conflict
  • 2.
  • Joining with Self-Interests: Royalist Reconstruction and the Popular Press
  • 3.
  • Interpreting Providence: The Politics of Prophecy in Restoration Polemic
  • 4.
  • "High on a Throne of his own Labours rear'd": Mac Flecknoe, Prophecy, and Cultural Myth
Control code
46402257
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780874137491
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001027382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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