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Gracious laughter: the meditative wit of Edward Taylor

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Gracious laughter: the meditative wit of Edward Taylor
Title
Gracious laughter: the meditative wit of Edward Taylor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Study of the New England colonial poet, Edward Taylor, and the relationship between his verbal wit and his religious commitment to Puritan belief. Gratt evaluates the anti-utilitarian dimensions and Puritan themes in Taylor's poems to draw larger conclusions about the New England Soul
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UkLiU
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Gatta, John
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Devotional literature, American
  • Christian poetry, American
  • Wit and humor
  • Puritans
  • Comic, The, in literature
  • Taylor, Edward
  • Taylor, Edward
Label
Gracious laughter: the meditative wit of Edward Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Divinity at play. Another view of the Puritan divine ; Wit's anatomy: from mind to humor ; Taylor's play: reverent parody and the comic imagination -- Pills to purge New England melancholy. The diagnosis of Puritan sorrow ; Wit, meditation, and the word -- From depravity to festival. The aesthetics of depravity ; The problem of audience and expression ; The festal attraction of the Lord's Supper -- The comic design of Gods determinations touching his elect. The character and precursors of Gods determinations ; The divine plot and human parody of creation ; The ludicrous trials of the doubting soul and the unwitting compliance of Satan ; Christ's curious paradise regained -- A festival frame of spirit: the preparatory meditations. The contemplative spark: Taylor's poetic triptych ; Patterns of play in the meditations -- Songs and valedictions: later meditations and other verse. Typological wit and the holy delight of canticles ; Taylor's wit of valediction
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780826207043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Gracious laughter: the meditative wit of Edward Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Divinity at play. Another view of the Puritan divine ; Wit's anatomy: from mind to humor ; Taylor's play: reverent parody and the comic imagination -- Pills to purge New England melancholy. The diagnosis of Puritan sorrow ; Wit, meditation, and the word -- From depravity to festival. The aesthetics of depravity ; The problem of audience and expression ; The festal attraction of the Lord's Supper -- The comic design of Gods determinations touching his elect. The character and precursors of Gods determinations ; The divine plot and human parody of creation ; The ludicrous trials of the doubting soul and the unwitting compliance of Satan ; Christ's curious paradise regained -- A festival frame of spirit: the preparatory meditations. The contemplative spark: Taylor's poetic triptych ; Patterns of play in the meditations -- Songs and valedictions: later meditations and other verse. Typological wit and the holy delight of canticles ; Taylor's wit of valediction
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780826207043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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