Andrew Marvell, Orphan of the Hurricane

Hardcover | July 21, 2012

byDerek Hirst, Steven N. Zwicker

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Andrew Marvell, Orphan of the Hurricane studies the poetry and polemics of one of the greatest of early modern writers, a poet of immense lyric talent and political importance. The book situates these writings and this writer within the patronage networks and political upheavals of midseventeenth-century England. Derek Hirst and Steven Zwicker track Marvell's negotiations among personalities and events; explores his idealizations, attachments, and subversions, and speculate on the meaning of the narratives that he told of himself within his writings - what they call his 'imaginedlife'. Hirst and Zwicker draw the figure of an imagined life from the repeated traces Marvell left of lyric yearning and satiric anger, and suggest how these were rooted both in the body and in the imagination. The book sheds new light on some of Marvell's most familiar poems - 'Upon Appleton House', 'The Garden',' To His Coy Mistress', and 'Horatian Ode' - but at its centre is an extended reading of Marvell's 'The unfortunate Lover', his least familiar and surely most mysterious lyric, and his mostsustained narrative of the self. By attending to the lyric, the polemical, and the parliamentary careers together, this book offers a reading, for the first time, of Marvell and his writings as an interpretable whole.

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Andrew Marvell, Orphan of the Hurricane studies the poetry and polemics of one of the greatest of early modern writers, a poet of immense lyric talent and political importance. The book situates these writings and this writer within the patronage networks and political upheavals of midseventeenth-century England. Derek Hirst and Steven...

Derek Hirst studied and held his first academic position at Cambridge before moving to Washington University in St Louis in 1975. He has taught (often in tandem with Steven Zwicker) and researched there, and on occasion chaired its History Department, ever since. Steven Zwicker is Stanley Elkin Professor in the Humanities at Washingto...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:229 pagesPublished:July 21, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199655375

ISBN - 13:9780199655373

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AcknowledgmentsAbbreviationsChronology: Events Towards a LifeIntroduction: Towards an Interpretable Whole1. Work of Service2. The Toils of Patriarchy3. Wounds of Desire4. Secrecies and Disclosures5. Into the WorldConclusionAppendix: Chronology and the Lyric Career of Andrew MarvellBibliography