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Dismembered rhetoric. English recusant writing, 1580-1603

Sullivan, Ceri 1995. Dismembered rhetoric. English recusant writing, 1580-1603. Madison, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.

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This book describes the texts produced by recusant writers as part of an effort to reconvert Britain to Catholicism between 1580 and 1603 and suggests that rhetoric is consciously and successfully used by these authors. It also shows how rhetoric is necessary for recusant works to accomplish their devotional purpose.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Uncontrolled Keywords: Early modern english prose literature; Catholics; 16th century
Additional Information: Reviewed as: ‘timely… controversial… strong’, ‘intriguing and compelling’, ‘subtle, learned, and interesting’ (MLR 93.1); ‘fascinating’ (Shakespeare Quarterly); ‘wonderful’, ‘should be received warmly and enthusiastically’, ‘densely argued’ , ‘rock solid and satisfying’ (Sixteenth-century Journal 27.2); ‘bring[s] sub-cultures into dialogue… interesting patterns’ (Studies in English Literature 36.1).
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:33

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