John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to Speak

John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to Speak

by Jane Griffiths
     
 

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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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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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"A patient, scrupulous book.... Griffiths's book admirably joins forces with readers who insist on this power in his work, discovered through its antic motions."--Theresa Krier, Sixteenth Century Journal

"Griffiths has achieved admirably what she set out to do."--Deanne Williams, Speculum

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ISBN-13:
9780199273607
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/03/2006
Series:
Oxford English Monographs Series
Pages:
225
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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