Margaret Cavendish

Product Number: EB00705308
Released: Apr 16, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781681371597
Publisher: NYRB Poets
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Description

An eclectic collection of poetry by one of 17th century England's boldest, smartest, and independent women. Virginia Woolf wrote in A Room of One's Own, "What a vision of loneliness and riot the thought of Margaret Cavendish brings to mind!" Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, was a groundbreaking writer-a utopian visionary, a scientist, a science-fiction pioneer. She interacted with Thomas Hobbes and Rene Descartes, and she produced startlingly modern poems unlike anything else published in the seventeenth century for their mixture of scientific and proto-Blakean vision, their deep sympathy with the nonhuman world, and their feminist passion.

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Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Apr 16, 2019

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