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Metaphysical wit, A.J. Smith

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Metaphysical wit
Title
Metaphysical wit
Statement of responsibility
A.J. Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
English metaphysical poetry, from Donne to Marvell, is notoriously witty. In this 1992 book, A. J. Smith seeks the reason for the central importance of wit in the thinking of the metaphysical poets and argues that metaphysical wit is essentially different from other modes of wit current in Renaissance Europe. Formal theories and rhetorics of wit are considered both for their theoretical import and their appraisals of wit in practice. Prevailing fashions of witty invention are scrutinized in Italian, French and Spanish writings, so as to bring out the nature and effect of various forms of wit: conceited, hieroglyphic, transformational and others from which the metaphysical mode is distinguished. He locates the basis of Renaissance wit in the received conception of the created order and a theory of literary innovation inherent in Humanist belief, which led to novel couplings of time and eternity, body and soul, man and God
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UkCbUP
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1924-
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Smith, A. J.
Dewey number
821/.409384
Index
index present
LC call number
PR545.M4
LC item number
S6 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • English poetry
  • English wit and humor
  • Comparative literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Metaphysics in literature
Label
Metaphysical wit, A.J. Smith
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Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511553394
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 270 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521340274
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Metaphysical wit, A.J. Smith
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511553394
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 270 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521340274
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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