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Literature, Satire and the Early Stuart State by Andrew McRae

By Andrew McRae

Andrew McRae examines the relation among literature and politics at a pivotal second in English heritage. He argues that the main influential and incisive political satire during this interval will be present in manuscript libels, scurrilous pamphlets and quite a number different fabric written and circulated less than the specter of censorship. those are the unauthorised texts of early Stuart England. From his research of those texts, McRae argues that satire, because the pre-eminent literary mode of discrimination and stigmatisation, helped humans make experience of the complicated political stipulations of the early Stuart period. It did so partially via own assaults and in part additionally via refined interventions into ongoing political and ideological debates. In such varieties satire supplied assets by which modern writers might outline new versions of political id and build new discourses of dissent. This booklet wil be of curiosity to political and literary historians alike.

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