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Toils of Patriarchy

Derek Hirst and Steven N. Zwicker

in Andrew Marvell, Orphan of the Hurricane

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199655373
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191742118 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655373.003.0003
Toils of Patriarchy

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This chapter uses the early modern construct of patriarchy as a way to understand Marvell's idealizing but often troubled address to the dominant male figures of his life: Thomas Lord Fairfax, Oliver Cromwell, the Duke of Buckingham; and it speculates about his yearnings for shelter and attachment.

Keywords: patriarch; subversion; incompleteness; misogyny; fatherhood

Chapter.  15092 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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