Ben Jonson and Envy (Paperback)
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Ben Jonson and Envy (Paperback)

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Paperback 242 Pages / Published: 16/08/2012
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In the early modern period, envy was often represented iconographically in the image of the Medusa, with snaky locks and a poisonous gaze. Ben Jonson and Envy investigates the importance of envy to Jonson's imagination, showing that he perceived spectators and readers as filled with envy, and created strategies to defend his work from their distorting and potentially 'deadly' gaze. Drawing on historical and anthropological studies of evil eye beliefs, this study focuses on the authorial imperative to charm and baffle ritualistically the eye of the implied spectator or reader, in order to protect his works from defacement. Comparing the exchange between authors and readers to social relations, the book illuminates the way in which the literary may be seen to be informed by popular culture. Ben Jonson and Envy tackles a previously overlooked, but vital, aspect of Jonson's poetics.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107406636
Number of pages: 242
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm


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"This study should certainly appeal to Jonson scholars, but it also holds value for those interested in print and the history of reading. Its squarely author-centered approach participates in a discipline-wide trend and provides a fine model for such criticism, particularly in its multi-genre scope." --Renaissance Review

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