Ben Jonson: A Literary Life (Literary Lives) (Paperback)

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This concise biography surveys Jonson's career and provides an introduction to his works in the context of Jacobean politics, court patronage and his many literary rivalries. Stressing his wit and inventiveness, it explores the strategies by which he attempted to maintain his independence from the conditions of theatrical production and from his patrons and introduces new evidence that, despite his vaunted classicism, he repeatedly appropriated the matter or forms of other English writers in order to demonstrate his own artistic superiority.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780333464472
ISBN-10: 0333464478
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: November 16th, 1994
Pages: 237
Language: English
Series: Literary Lives