The Literary Genres of Edmund Burke

The Literary Genres of Edmund Burke

The Political Uses of Literary Form

eBook - 1996
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Oxford University Press
This study brings a literary perspective to bear upon Edmund Burke's political writings. De Bruyn recontextualizes Burke's writings by exploring what the eighteenth century understood by the term `literature' and by demonstrating how thoroughly he relies on the dominant literary discourses of his time, especially the satire and georgic/didactic modes, in composing his speeches and polemics.

Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1996
ISBN: 9780585207636
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 318 p.)


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