Margaret Cavendish: Gender, Genre, Exile

Margaret Cavendish Gender Genre Exile Margaret Cavendish was one of the most prolific complex and misunderstood writers of the seventeenth century A contemporary of Descartes and Hobbes she was fascinated by philosophical scientific an

  • Title: Margaret Cavendish: Gender, Genre, Exile
  • Author: Emma L.E. Rees
  • ISBN: 9780719060724
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Margaret Cavendish was one of the most prolific, complex and misunderstood writers of the seventeenth century A contemporary of Descartes and Hobbes, she was fascinated by philosophical, scientific and imaginative advances, and struggled to overcome the political and cultural obstacles which threatened to stop her engagement with such discourses Rees examines how CavendiMargaret Cavendish was one of the most prolific, complex and misunderstood writers of the seventeenth century A contemporary of Descartes and Hobbes, she was fascinated by philosophical, scientific and imaginative advances, and struggled to overcome the political and cultural obstacles which threatened to stop her engagement with such discourses Rees examines how Cavendish engaged with the work of thinkers such as Lucretius, Plato, Homer and Harvey in an attempt to write her way out of the exile which threatened not only her intellectual pursuits but her very existence What emerges is the image of an intelligent, audacious and intrepid early modern woman whose tale will appeal to specialists and general readers alike.

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