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Andrew Marvell, Orphan of the Hurricane

Derek Hirst and Steven N. Zwicker


This book studies the poetry and polemics of one of the greatest of early modern writers, a poet of immense lyric talent and political importance. The book situates these writings and this writer within the patronage networks and political upheavals of mid-seventeenth-century England. It tracks his negotiations among personalities and events; it explores his idealizations, attachments, and subversions; and it speculates on the meaning of the narratives that he told of himself within his writings — what we call Andrew Marvell’s ‘imagined life’. The book draws the figure of this imagined life fr ... More

Keywords: Andrew Marvell, imagined life, lyric poetry, revolution, body, religious polemic, patronage, service, idealization and subversion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199655373
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655373.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Derek Hirst, author
William Eliot Smith Professor of History, Washington University, St Louis

Steven N. Zwicker, author
Stanley Elkin Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English, Washington University, St Louis