The Politics of Mirth

The Politics of Mirth

Jonson, Herrick, Milton, Marvell, and the Defense of Old Holiday Pastimes

Book - 1986
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"Leah Marcus's The Politics of Mirth: Jonson, Herrick, Milton, Marvell, and the Defense of Old Holiday Pastimes is a fascinating study of why James and Charles promoted some types of rural sport and festival and of how certain literary texts participated in promoting or critiquing royal policy. . . . Marcus provocatively links texts not often studied in conjunction with one another, and she provides strong and detailed readings of those texts."-Jean E. Howard
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1986
ISBN: 9780226504513
0226504514
Characteristics: ix, 319 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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