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Revolution, Evolution and Endurance in Anglophone Literature and Culture

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Edited By Małgorzata Martynuska and Elżbieta Rokosz-Piejko

The essays collected in this book examine different aspects of change in literature and culture of the Anglophone world. The contributors analyse literary theory as well as individual literary works ranging from John Dryden’s poetry, through the 18th-century English novel, to the 20th-century drama and prose. The contributions also focus on visual arts and film, the socio-political context, and concern various aspects of British and American history, culture and economy.

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Grub Street Literary Activity in 18th-Century London. A Flaw or an Asset of Augustan Literature? (Katarzyna Strzyżowska)

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Katarzyna Strzyżowska

Grub Street Literary Activity in 18th-Century London. A Flaw or an Asset of Augustan Literature?

Abstract: The article refers to London Grub Street as a metaphor, presenting the geographical environs highlighted by the social character that the district bore in the 18th century, and establishing what Grub Street literary activity meant. The author examines who Grub Street writers were and what literary significance can be ascribed to their texts.

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