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Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England, by Mihoko Suzuki

By Mihoko Suzuki

till lately, Anne Clifford has been recognized essentially for her Knole Diary, edited by means of Vita Sackville-West, which acknowledged her steadfast resistance to the main authoritative figures of her tradition, together with James I, as she insisted on her correct to inherit her father's identify and lands. Lucy Hutchinson was once recognized basically because the biographer of her husband, a Puritan chief through the English Civil Wars. The essays gathered right here learn not just those texts yet, in Clifford's case, her architectural restorations and either the good e-book which she had compiled and the nice photograph which she commissioned, so as to discover the identification she shaped for herself as a owner of a house, matriarchal head of her relatives, client and historian. In Hutchinson's case, contemporary students have became their consciousness to her poetry, her translation of Lucretius and her biblical epic, Order and disease, to investigate her contributions to early smooth clinical and political writing and to put her paintings relating to Milton's Paradise Lost.

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