Rhetorics of Order/ordering Rhetorics in English Neoclassical Literature (Google eBook)

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John Douglas Canfield, J. Paul Hunter
University of Delaware Press, 1989 - Literary Collections - 200 pages
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This collection of essays on the rhetorics of order in English neoclassical literature includes Rose A. Zimbardo's investigation of generic slippage between drama and novel in works by Dryden and Behn; Maynard Mack's analysis of Pope's enduring rhetorics of presentation; and Patricia Meyer Spacks's examination of the heroines of Clarissa and the Italian.
  

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Contents

Preface
9
Acknowledgments
11
Introduction
13
Drama
21
Poetical Injustice in Some Neglected Masterpieces of Restoration Drama
23
Drydens Don Sebastian and Behns Oroonoko
46
A Yet Farther Defence of the Stage
68
Poetry
83
Salute to a ThreeHundredth Birthday
98
Popes Unfortunate Lady and Elegiac Form
120
Prose
135
Locke Addison Prior and the Order of Things
137
Clarissa and The Italian
158
The Troubles of Tristram and the Aesthetics of Uncertainty
173
Notes on Contributors
199
Copyright

The Rhetoric of Kairos in Drydens Absalom and Achitophel
85

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J. Paul Hunter is Barbara E. and Richard J. Franke Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago. He is the author of "The Reluctant Pilgrim: Defoe s Emblematic Method and Quest for Form in Robinson Crusoe"; "Occasional Form: Henry Fielding and the Chains of Circumstance"; and "Before Novels: The Cultural Contexts of Eighteenth-Century English Fiction". He is author of the first nine editions of "The Norton Introduction to Poetry" and the long-time co-editor of "The Norton Introduction to Literature" and "New Worlds of Literature".

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