Rhetorics of Order/ordering Rhetorics in English Neoclassical Literature

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John Douglas Canfield, J. Paul Hunter, Paul J. Hunter
University of Delaware Press, 1989 - 200 páginas
This collection of essays on the rhetorics of order in English neoclassical literature includes Rose A. Zimbardo's investigation of generic slippage between drama and novel in works by Dryden and Behn; Maynard Mack's analysis of Pope's enduring rhetorics of presentation; and Patricia Meyer Spacks's examination of the heroines of Clarissa and the Italian.

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Preface
9
Acknowledgments
11
Introduction
13
Drama
21
Poetical Injustice in Some Neglected Masterpieces of Restoration Drama
23
Drydens Don Sebastian and Behns Oroonoko
46
A Yet Farther Defence of the Stage
68
Poetry
83
Salute to a ThreeHundredth Birthday
98
Popes Unfortunate Lady and Elegiac Form
120
Prose
135
Locke Addison Prior and the Order of Things
137
Clarissa and The Italian
158
The Troubles of Tristram and the Aesthetics of Uncertainty
173
Notes on Contributors
197
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