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By Christopher D'Addario

The political and non secular upheavals of the 17th century triggered an exceptional variety of humans to to migrate, voluntarily or now not, from England. between those exiles have been essentially the most very important authors within the Anglo-American canon. during this 2007 ebook, Christopher D'Addario explores how early glossy authors inspiration and wrote concerning the adventure of exile in relation either to their misplaced place of birth and to the hot groups they created for themselves overseas. He analyses the writings of first-generation New England Puritans, the Royalists in France through the English Civil battle, and the 'interior exiles' of John Milton and John Dryden. D'Addario explores the character of creative construction from the non secular and political margins of early smooth England, and in doing so, presents unique perception into the mental and fabric pressures of displacement and a far late examine of the significance of exile to the improvement of early sleek literature.

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