Guilty Creatures: Renaissance Poetry and the Ethics of Authorship [NOOK Book]

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"In this study, Dennis Kezar examines how Renaissance poets conceive the theme of killing as a specifically representational and interpretive form of violence. Closely reading both major poets and lesser known authors of the early modern period, Kezar explores the ethical self-consciousness and accountability that attend literary killing, paying particular attention to the ways in which this reflection indicates the poet's understanding of his audience."--BOOK JACKET.
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Overview

"In this study, Dennis Kezar examines how Renaissance poets conceive the theme of killing as a specifically representational and interpretive form of violence. Closely reading both major poets and lesser known authors of the early modern period, Kezar explores the ethical self-consciousness and accountability that attend literary killing, paying particular attention to the ways in which this reflection indicates the poet's understanding of his audience."--BOOK JACKET.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195349528
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 4/5/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 491 KB

Meet the Author

Dennis Kezar is Associate Professor of English at the University of Utah. Most recently, he edited Solon and Thespis: Law and Theater in Renaissance England (University of Notre Dame Press).

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Renaissance Killing Poem 3
1 Courting Heresy and Taking the Subject: John Skelton's Precedent 17
2 Spenser and the Poetics of Indiscretion 50
3 The Properties of Shakespeare's Globe 86
4 The Witch of Edmonton and the Guilt of Possession 114
5 Samson's Death by Theater and Milton's Art of Dying 139
6 Guilt and the Constitution of Authorship in Henry V and the Antitheatrical Elegies of W. S. and Milton 172
Notes 207
Index 263
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