John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to Speak

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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.

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199273607
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 8/3/2006
  • Series: Oxford English Monographs Series
  • Pages: 225
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

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

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