The Cambridge Companion to Ben Jonson - Cambridge Companions to Literature (Hardback)
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The Cambridge Companion to Ben Jonson - Cambridge Companions to Literature (Hardback)

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Hardback 236 Pages / Published: 30/11/2000
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Ben Jonson is, in many ways, the figure of greatest centrality to literary study of the Elizabethan and Jacobean period. He wrote in virtually every literary genre: in drama, comedy, tragedy and masque; in poetry, epigram, epistle and lyric; in prose, literary criticism and English grammar. He became the most visible poet of his age, honored more than even William Shakespeare, and his dramatic works, in particular his major comedies, continue to be performed today. This Companion brings together leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic to provide an accessible and up-to-date introduction to Jonson's life and works. It represents an invaluable guide to current critical perspectives, providing generous coverage not only of his plays but also his non-dramatic works. The volume is informed by the latest development in Jonson scholarship and will therefore appeal to scholars and teachers as well as newcomers to his work.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521641135
Number of pages: 236
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 237 x 157 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This well-balanced and enthusiastic collection of essays assembles a distinguished gaggle of critics, and delivers a thorough, reasonable introduction to the first Englishman to earn his living as a writer.' Plays International
"...intelligently conservative, mistrustful of fads and grandiose gestures, plain but commanding in its use of language, teaching the present with respect for the past--in other words, a very suitable companion for Ben Jonson." Ben Jonson Journal
"This volume in the Cambridge Companion series is a helpful aid in achieving a truer picture of what [Jonson] was about.... The Cambridge contributors have effectively balanced a review of basic issues and themes with an array of particular insights which will be profitable for further discussion." Sixteenth Century Journal
"An exemplary student guide." Studies in English Literature

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