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Defending the Intellectual Life in Early Modern to Postmodern Times: An Anthology of Literary Apologies

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The book analyzes various writings by poets and cultural critics on the topic of being an intellectual. Figures like Pope, Sidney, Milton, Eliot, and even contemporaries like Christopher Hitchens are covered. The first few deal with what poetry is, and the latter more up to date essays try to explain intellectual life in modern times. Present-day readers might find some of these defenses to be obscure, but this book breaks down what critics meant even during the Early Modern Period, and the Renaissance.British writers from ...

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Defending the Intellectual Life in Early Modern to Postmodern Times: An Anthology of Literary Apologies 2013, Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN-13: 9780773430594

Hardcover