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This is the first book-length study of John Skelton (?1460-1529) for almost twenty years, and the first to link his poetic theory with his practice as a writer and translator. Reassessing Skelton's place in the English literary canon, it suggests the … weiterlesen
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Titel: John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to Speak
Autor/en: Jane Griffiths

ISBN: 019927360X
EAN: 9780199273607
Sprache: Englisch.
OXFORD UNIV PR

April 2006 - gebunden - 213 Seiten

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This is the first book-length study of John Skelton (?1460-1529) for almost twenty years, and the first to link his poetic theory with his practice as a writer and translator. Reassessing Skelton's place in the English literary canon, it suggests the need to reconsider the conventional distinction between "Medieval" and "Renaissance" poetics.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction; 1. Titular identity: orator regius, poet laureate, and vates; 2. Amplifying memory: The Bibliotheca Historica of Diodorus Siculus; 3. 'A fals abstracte cometh from a fals concrete': representation and misrepresentation in The Bowge of Court and Magnyfycence; 4. 'Shredis of sentence': imitation and interpretation in Speke Parrot; 5. Diverting authorities: the glosses to Speke Parrot, A Replycacion, and A Garlande of Laurell; 6. All in the mind: inspiration, improvisation, and the fantasy in Magnyfycence and A Replycacion; 7. Rewriting the record: Skelton's posthumous reputation; Conclusion; Select Bibliography

Portrait

Jane Griffiths was born in Exeter but brought up in Holland. After reading English at Oxford, where her poem 'The House' won the Newdigate Prize, she worked as a bookbinder and lecturer in London and Norfolk. She subsequently returned to Oxford, where she completed her doctorate on John Skelton and worked as an assistant editor on the Oxford English Dictionary. She now teaches English at St Edmund Hall.

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...this book deserves a large audience, not only among Skelton specialists but among all those with a genuine interest in early modern English literature and culture. Gabriela Schmidt Anglia Her blending of the creative and the scholarly results in a richly suggestive work. A.S.G. Edwards, Times Literary Supplement takes a big stride forward: one begins to fell that we - she [Griffiths]- may at last have got him [Skelton] sorted. Helen Cooper, London Review of Books This book has many strengths, not least of which are its fresh and challenging readings of a number of major poems...a valuable contribution to Skelton scholarship Medium Aevum, LXXVI

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