Habits of Mind

Habits of Mind

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qIn Habits of Mind, his fourth book on Ben Jonson, Robert C. Evans turns to the reading habits of one of the best-read and most-learned of all the great English poets and discovers that the impact of Jonson's reading on his own art was both immediate and strong.q qStudying Jonson's markings can provide unique insights into his own thinking and creativity, Evans postulates, because the poet's reading was not a distraction, but central to his inspiration and artistic development.q qThe marked books that Evans discusses are a deliberately mixed lot, and the methods used in discussing them are also intentionally diverse. The chosen works represent differing periods, genres, styles, and thematic concerns, thus suggesting the impressive range of Jonson's interests as well as the continuities that seem to underlie them.q--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights ReservedAs it happens, the first of Jonsona#39;s markings occur in one of the Moral Essays by Seneca that must have seemed most immediately relevant to the life of a poet dependent on patronage. It is also an essay on which Jonson drew most heavily inanbsp;...

Title:Habits of Mind
Author:Robert C. Evans
Publisher:Bucknell University Press - 1995-01-01


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