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Bound to read : compilations, collections, and the making of Renaissance literature

Author: Jeffrey Todd Knight
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2013.
Series: Material texts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Jeffrey Todd Knight excavates the culture of book collecting and compiling in early modern England, examining how the pervasive practice of mixing texts, authors, and genres into single bindings  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Todd Knight
ISBN: 9780812245073 0812245075 9780812208160 0812208161
OCLC Number: 818985472
Description: viii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : compiling culture --
Part I. Readers. Special collections : book curatorship and the idea of early print in libraries --
Making Shakespeare's books : material intertextuality from the bindery to the conservation lab --
Part II. Writers. Transformative imitation : composing the lyric in Liber Lilliati and Watson's Hekatompathia --
Vernacularity and the compiling self in Spenser's Shepheardes calender and Montaigne's Essays --
The custom-made corpus : English collected works in print, 1532-1623 --
Epilogue : "collated and perfect."
Series Title: Material texts.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Todd Knight.

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