David Mallet, Anglo-Scot: Poetry, Patronage, and Politics in the Age of Union Sandro Jung

ISBN: 9781611490770

Published: February 1st 2008

Hardcover

211 pages


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David Mallet, Anglo-Scot: Poetry, Patronage, and Politics in the Age of Union  by  Sandro Jung

David Mallet, Anglo-Scot: Poetry, Patronage, and Politics in the Age of Union by Sandro Jung
February 1st 2008 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 211 pages | ISBN: 9781611490770 | 4.72 Mb

This study of the life and works of David Mallet (?1705-65) is the first study of Mallet for the past one hundred and fifty years and assesses the poets significance within his own period, arguing that modern scholarship has unduly neglected thisMoreThis study of the life and works of David Mallet (?1705-65) is the first study of Mallet for the past one hundred and fifty years and assesses the poets significance within his own period, arguing that modern scholarship has unduly neglected this complex personality who represented changing notions in taste and aesthetics, the intersection between literature and politics, and fashioned professional personae for himself as controversial patriot-poet, party writer, historian, editor, dramatist, and spy.

An Anglo-Scot, he negotiated national prejudices, Jacobite leanings, and_when he moved to London in the 1750s_adopted the cultural patriotism of the Hanoverians. The post-Union climate enabled him to make influential friends, such as Pope, Lyttleton, Bolingbroke, and Chesterfield, who promoted his works and on whose behalf he wrote (mostly for pay), until his death.

The book offers a comprehensive reconsideration of hitherto unknown manuscript material and contributes to dismantling Johnsons prejudiced view of Mallet, which to this day has tainted Mallets critical reputation.



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