1st Edition

The Writer in Public Life

ISBN 9780582356757
Published October 18, 1999 by Routledge
198 Pages

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Book Description

Marvell: The Writer in Public Life is substantially revised from Professor Patterson's well received 1978 study, including a new introduction and new chapter on Marvell and secret history. This important study provides an up to date perspective on a writer still thought of merely as the author of lyric and pastoral poems. It looks at both Marvell's political poetry and his often neglected political prose, revealing Marvell's life long commitment to writing about the values and standards of public life and follows his often dangerous writerly activities on behalf of freedom of conscience and constitutional government.



Annabel Patterson is Sterling Professor of English Emeritus at Yale University.