Christopher Smart and Satire: Mary Midnight and the Midwife Min Wild

ISBN: 9781281189646

Published: August 27th 2008

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231 pages


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Christopher Smart and Satire: Mary Midnight and the Midwife  by  Min Wild

Christopher Smart and Satire: Mary Midnight and the Midwife by Min Wild
August 27th 2008 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 231 pages | ISBN: 9781281189646 | 9.34 Mb

Min Wild explores the idiosyncratic world of satire in the eighteenth-century periodical, focusing on Christopher Smarts underexplored Midwife, or Old Womans Magazine. In analysing Smarts adoption of a peculiarly female persona, Mary Midnight,MoreMin Wild explores the idiosyncratic world of satire in the eighteenth-century periodical, focusing on Christopher Smarts underexplored Midwife, or Old Womans Magazine. In analysing Smarts adoption of a peculiarly female persona, Mary Midnight, Wild reveals a learned and ribald wit satirically engaging with questions of gender, politics, and culture.

Wild also offers insight into the difficult position in which eighteenth-century writers found themselves as ideas on the nature of authorship were being transformed.



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