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Acts of implication : suggestion and covert meaning in the works of Dryden, Swift, Pope, and Austen / Irvin Ehrenpreis.


Berkeley : University of California Press, [1980] .
ISBN 9780520040472, 0520040473

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Subjects Austen, Jane.
Drama.
Dryden, John (Schriftsteller, 1631-1700)
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English literature.
Littérature anglaise -- 18e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Pope, Alexander.
Prosa.
Rezeptionsästhetik.
Roman.
Swift, Jonathan.
Versdichtung.
Series Beckman lectures ; 1978.
Description x, 158 pages ; 23 cm.
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Copyright Date [1980]
©1980
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book argues that the best approach to the aesthetic value of much literature of the past is by way of the deliberate meaning--implicit or explicit--that the author invites the reader to share. Ehrenpreis shows that subtlety and indirection do not militate against the didacticism and lucid style we usually associate with writers in the Augustan tradition. In a group of stimulating essays he examines how an eighteenth-century dramatist, essayist, poet, and novelist imply meaning about politics, religion, and sexual passion, focusing on their concept of heroism to elaborate these themes.
Contents Dryden the playwright -- Swift: the examiner and the drapier -- Pope: bipolar implication -- Austen: the heroism of the quotidian.
Genre Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area Great Britain
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7342371
(OCoLC)ocm07342371
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Ehrenpreis, Irvin, 1920-1985.
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