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Author Rogers, Pat, 1938-

Title Hacks and dunces : Pope, Swift and Grub Street / Pat Rogers
Edition Abridged edition
Published London ; New York : Methuen, 1980


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Description xiv, 239 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : maps ; 22 cm
Series University paperbacks
University paperbacks.
Contents Introduction : The topography of dulness -- Part I : The suburban muse. Meridian of Grub Street ; The caves of poverty and poetry ; Epic of Grub Street ; Men and places -- Part II : The plagues of dulness. The crowd in action ; The rage and the rabble ; Fire and fever ; Artery of dulness -- Part III : Swift and the Scribbler. Grubean spokesman ; "Respublica Grubstreetaria" ; The road to Tyburn ; Public abuses
Summary When Grub Street: Studies in a Subculture was published in 1972, it met with a very generous reception and some helpful reviews; however, one criticisim was made that it attempted to cover too much ground. Professor Rogers has now produced a more economical and concentrated text consisting of the sections most directly concerned with the literary masterpieces exploring the Grub Street milieu, above all, The Duncaid and A Tale of a Tub. The book is thus organized more tightly to show the presence and use of London imagery in the work of Pope and Swift especially, and should be of interest to students of social history, London life, and seventeenth- and eighteenth-century urban developments as well as to readers of Augustan literature. --From cover
Notes First published 1972 under title: Grub Street : studies in a subculture
Bibliography Bibliography: pxi-xiv. - Includes index
Subject Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744 -- Knowledge -- Literature
Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744. Dunciad.
Pope, Alexander
Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745 -- Knowledge -- Literature
Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745.
Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745. Tale of a tub
Swift, Jonathan -- Knowledge -- Literature
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Hack writers in literature
Hack writers.
Satire, English -- History and criticism.
Hack writers in literature
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
Author Rogers, Pat, 1938- Grub Street: studies in a subculture
ISBN 0416742408 (paperback)
Other Titles Grub Street: studies in subculture