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Political Crimes and Fictional Alibis

Catherine Gallagher

in Nobody's Story

Published in print January 1995 | ISBN: 9780198182436
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191673801 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182436.003.0012
Political Crimes and Fictional Alibis

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This chapter discusses three instances of realignments between politics and commerce in general and politics and the literary marketplace in particular. The first is a new discursiveness in English politics, and the second is the growth of what historians have called civil humanism. Finally, the third instance is the reciprocal stimulation of the national debt and the growth of speculative finance capital. These are interwoven to reveal both their individual and cumulative pressure on the crossings described in the chapter.

Keywords: realignments; politics; commerce; literary marketplace; English politics; civil humanism; reciprocal stimulation

Chapter.  22289 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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