Grub Street (Routledge Revivals): Studies in a Subculture Pat Rogers

ISBN: 9781317687603

Published: May 1st 2014

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Grub Street (Routledge Revivals): Studies in a Subculture  by  Pat Rogers

Grub Street (Routledge Revivals): Studies in a Subculture by Pat Rogers
May 1st 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 454 pages | ISBN: 9781317687603 | 6.54 Mb

First published in 1972, this is the first detailed study of the milieu of the eighteenth-century literary hack and its significance in Augustan literature. Although the modern term Grub Street has declined into vague metaphor, for the AugustanMoreFirst published in 1972, this is the first detailed study of the milieu of the eighteenth-century literary hack and its significance in Augustan literature. Although the modern term Grub Street has declined into vague metaphor, for the Augustan satirists it embodied not only an actual place but an emphatic lifestyle.

Pat Rogers shows that the major satirists - Pope, Swift and Fielding - built a potent fiction surrounding the real circumstances in which the scribblers lived, and the importance of this aspect of their writing. The author first locates the original Grub Street, in what is now the Barbican, and then presents a detailed topographical tour of the surrounding area. With studies of a number of key authors, as well as the modern and metaphorical development of the term Grub Street, this book offers comprehensive insight into the nature of Augustan literature and the social conditions and concerns that inspired it.



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