NASH Thomas (Nashe Thomas)( English writer and playwright.)
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Biography NASH Thomas (Nashe Thomas)
(1567 - c.. 1601)
Born in November 1567 in Lowestoft (Suffolk). He studied at St John's College, Cambridge University, but did not finish it. Apparently, in the summer of 1588 he moved to London, where he immediately plunged into the capital's literary life and joined the group 'university of minds', whose members were C. Marlow, R. Green and D. Lilly.
In the works of Nash dominates satire. His best play - Plea to hell Bezgroshovogo Pierce (Pierce Penilesse, His Supplication to the Divell, 1592) - begins with an attack on the greed of the rich, then moving to a more general picture of modern ills. Anatomy of nonsense (The Anatomie of Absurditie, 1589) is devoted to women's vanity nonsense. In the deeper play Lament Christ over Jerusalem (Christes Tears Over Jerusalem, 1593) carried out an analogy between mired in filth London and Jerusalem, which suffered the punishment for the sins. Lenten fare Nash (Nashe's Lenten Stuffe, 1599) - playfully flowery eulogy in honor of smoked herring yarmutskoy. For theater comedy written Last Will and Testament Summers (Summers Last Will and Testament, . 1600), in addition, . Marlo Nash helped to work on Dido, . the queen of Carthage, and was one of the authors of the scandalous dog Islands (The Isle of Dogs, . 1597), . text of which is before us is not reached,
. The creative biography of Nash is typical for a college graduate, who began his literary career is taken for any income and a promising job.
Ill-fated traveler, or the Life of Jack Wilton (The Unfortunate Traveller, or the Life of Jack Wilton, 1594) Nash - the first English picaresque novel. The basis of the story about the adventures of adventurer Wilton in Germany and Italy to put some poludostovernye events. In this colorful narrative touching side by side with a terrible, hard realism combined with a relaxed sense of humor; prevails, however, satirizing the foreign customs. The energetic style of Nash, the knowledge of psychology 'bottom' of society make it a novel - in essence, a set of individual episodes - a vivid and fascinating.