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Terence Hawkes: Jonson and digestion, 21 May 1998

The Fury of Men’s Gullets: Ben Jonson and the Digestive Canal 
by Bruce ThomasBoehrer.
Pennsylvania, 238 pp., £36.50, January 1998, 0 8122 3408 1
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... down to the deepest terrors and desires. Jonson’s most certainly have not.’ Insofar as Bruce ThomasBoehrer’s resourceful sifting of Jonson’s plays focuses on the network of tentacular roots animating their language, it might be seen as a salutary transatlantic redressing of an earlier American ...

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