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Ambition, rank, and poetry in 1590s England

Author: John Huntington
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"John Huntington uncovers a form of subtle social protest encoded in the writings of aspiring Elizabethan poets. He argues that these writers, while recognizing that their very survival depended on the favor of wealthy patrons, nonetheless invested their poetry with a new social vision that challenged a nobility of blood and proposed a nobility of learning instead."
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: George Chapman; George Chapman; George Chapman
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Huntington
ISBN: 0252026284 9780252026287
OCLC Number: 44518088
Description: ix, 194 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Morality, Rank, and the Cultural Field --
"Midas Brood Shall Sit in Honor's Chaire": Resentment and Poetry --
Virtue and the Critique of Nobility --
Virtues Obscured: Social Perspective and Meaning --
"Nobler Than Nobility": The Social Meaning of Poetic and Amorous Rapture --
Ovid and the Social Value of Literature --
Postscript: The Presumption of Aemilia Lanyer.
Responsibility: John Huntington.

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