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Lord Rochester in the Restoration World by Matthew C. Augustine,Steven N. Zwicker

By Matthew C. Augustine,Steven N. Zwicker

John Wilmot, moment Earl of Rochester (1647–1680), the infamous and remarkable libertine poet of King Charles II's court docket, has lengthy been thought of an embodiment of the recovery period. This interdisciplinary choice of essays via top students focuses new realization on, and brings clean views to, the writings of Lord Rochester. specific attention is given to the political strength and social identification of Rochester's paintings, to the worlds - courtly and theatrical, city and suburban - from which Rochester's poetry emerged and which it discloses, and never least to the unsettling aesthetic strength of Rochester's writing. The singularity of Rochester's voice - his 'matchless wit' - has been largely regarded; this publication encourages the continuing appreciation of the entire ways that Rochester unearths the layered and promiscuous personality of literary initiatives through the entire of an excellent, abrasive, and miscellaneous age.

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