Mania and Literary Style
The Rhetoric of Enthusiasm from the Ranters to Christopher Smart
Normal Price: $220.00
Your Price: $198.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $22.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $9.90 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas
Mania and Literary Style by Clement Hawes
Book DescriptionThis highly original study of the 'manic style' in enthusiastic writing of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries identifies a literary tradition and line of influence running from the radical visionary and prophetic writing of the Ranters and their fellow enthusiasts to the work of Jonathan Swift and Christopher Smart. Clement Hawes offers a counterweight to recent work which has addressed the subject of literature and madness from the viewpoint of contemporary psychological medicine, putting forward instead a stylistic and rhetorical analysis. He argues that the writings of dissident 'enthusiastic' groups are based in social antagonisms; and his account of the dominant culture's ridicule of enthusiastic writing (an attitude which persists in twentieth-century literary history and criticism) provides a powerful and daring critique of pervasive assumptions about madness and sanity in literature.
Buy Mania and Literary Style book by Clement Hawes from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521550222
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Jan-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Clement Hawes
Mania and Literary Style, Paperback (November 2005)
This study analyzes 'enthusiastic' writing from the Ranters to Swift, and explores madness and sanity in literature.
British Eighteenth Century and Global Critique, Hardback (October 2005)» View all books by Clement Hawes
Challenges reigning cliches about 'modernity'. Rather than 'applying' postcolonial theory to eighteenth-century texts, the book instead refines postcolonial theory by using such eighteenth-century authors as Swift, Gay, Johnson, Sterne, and Equiano. The book will interest eighteenth-century scholars, historians of the Enlightenment, and others.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Mania and Literary Style book by Clement Hawes and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.