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Wounds of Desire

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/9780199655373.003.0004
Wounds of Desire

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This chapter begins with an extended reading of Marvell's lyric masterpiece, The unfortunate Lover, and builds on the story of the self unfolded there to explore Marvell's writings amid revolution and his insistent returns to motifs of woundedness, the dangerous female, and the endangered child. These are themes, the chapter shows, that preoccupied Marvell in his lyrics, in his polemical writings, and in his political career.

Keywords: The unfortunate Lover; wounds; reproduction; incapacity; the aesthetic; art and revolution

Chapter.  13846 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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