Marlowe's Republican Authorship: Lucan, Liberty, and the Sublime

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Palgrave Macmillan, Feb 15, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 240 pages
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This book argues broadly that any historical narrative about republicanism needs to place Marlowe at the front of its genealogy, and that his interest in republican ideals is sustained from the beginning to the end of his meteoric career. More specifically, this study will nonetheless argue that it is difficult to discern a clear republican form of government in Marlowe's works. What we can discern is 'republican representation', the author's representational foregrounding of his own republican frame of art. This study is the first to situate the complex Marlowe corpus within the context of the advent of English Republicanism.

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Authorship Freedom and Rapture
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PATRICK CHENEY is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Pennsylvania State University.

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