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Ben Jonson was commonly regarded during his lifetime and the century following his death as a writer whose powers were equal . Ian Donaldson is a Grace I Professor of English Literature at Cambridge University; and Fellow at King's College, Cambridge.

Ben Jonson was commonly regarded during his lifetime and the century following his death as a writer whose powers were equal, if not superior, to those of Shakespeare. By the middle of the eighteenth century, however, his reputation had sharply declined: while Shakespeare was increasingly venerated as a type of original genius, Jonson was contrastingly seen as a writer of patchy and derivative talents, excessively devoted to the authors of antiquity and to the social minutiae of his age, anxiously resentful of his great and 'gentle' rival. Essays in Interpretation. Jonson's Magic Houses is more unified and successful than most collections of its sort. The book makes a needed statement about Jonson, perhaps the most undervalued of the major authors of his time. The playwright Ben Jonson (1572-1637) was commonly regarded during his lifetime and the century following his death as a writer whose powers. Jonson's Magic Houses. It also offers a cogent brief for a cautionary approach to issues of topicality and biography relating to the early modern era.

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Jonson's Magic Houses: Essays in Interpretation. Inspired by William Whedbee’s 1977 claim that the Book of Job is a comedy, this article interprets Job as such, contrasting tragedy’s portrayal of humankind as noble with comedy’s portrayal of humans as fools. The Complete Plays of Ben Jonson. Vision and Judgment in Ben Jonson's Drama. Gabriele Bernhard Jackson. Engagement with Knavery. When Elihu, an obvious buffoon, enters the story, his foolishness reflects back on Job and his friends, inasmuch as he is like them, turning what has seemed to be a tragedy into a comedy.

The playwright Ben Jonson (1572-1637) was commonly regarded during his lifetime and the century following his death as a writer whose powers were equal, if not superior, to those of Shakespeare. In this new collection of biographical, critical, and historical essays, Ian Donaldson challenges many long-held and recent assumptions about the nature of Jonson's personality and creative achievement, offering fresh readings of his life and art.

Jonson's Magic Houses: Essays in Interpretation epub download

ISBN13: 978-0198183945

ISBN: 0198183941

Author: Ian Donaldson

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: History & Criticism

Language: English

Publisher: Clarendon Press; 1 edition (April 10, 1997)

Pages: 256 pages

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