Intertextual War: Edmund Burke and the French Revolution in the Writings of Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Paine, and James Mackintosh
Intertextual War focuses on representations of Edmund Burke and Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) by Burke's principal eighteenth-century respondents. Concentrating on the respondents' relevant works, the author reconstructs the intertextual war they were waging against Burke and the traditional eighteenth-century canon, illustrating how a variety of eighteenth-century texts and contexts ground their rebellious reading of the both Burke and the Revolution as they deconstruct the former and rewrite the latter.
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Paine and the Myth of Burkes Secret Pension
Paines Revolutionary Comedy The Bastille and October Days in the Rights of Man
Revolution and the Canon Paines Critique of the Old Linguistic Order and the Creation of the Revolutionary Writer
Mackintosh Burke and the French Revolution
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Page 29 - This is a way of proceeding quite contrary to metaphor and allusion, wherein for the most part lies that entertainment and pleasantry of wit which strikes so lively on the fancy, and therefore...
Page 34 - All the decent drapery of life is to be rudely torn off. All the superadded ideas, furnished from the wardrobe of a moral imagination, which the heart owns and the understanding ratifies as necessary to cover the defects of our naked, shivering nature and to raise it to dignity in our own estimation, are to be exploded as a ridiculous, absurd, and antiquated fashion.