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Quoting death in early modern England : the poetics of epitaphs beyond the tomb

Author: Scott L Newstok
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.
Series: Early modern literature in history (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An innovative study of the emergent Renaissance practice of making epitaphic gestures within other English genres. This book argues that the post-Reformation preoccupation with textual remembrance led to a remarkable proliferation of epitaphs beyond the putative tomb. A poetics of quotation uncovers the ways in which writers have recited these texts within new contexts. This book modifies conventional genre studies  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott L Newstok
ISBN: 9780230203259 0230203256
OCLC Number: 234234101
Description: xiv, 228 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Re-citing "epitaph" and "genre" in early modern England --
"Here lies" : pointing to the "graue forme" --
"Turn thy tombe into a throne" : Elizabeth I's death rehearsal --
"In good stead of an epitaph" : verifying history --
"Killing rhetorick" : the poetics of movere --
"An theater of mortality" : in sincerity, onstage --
"Lapping-up of matter" : epitaphic closure in elegies --
Epilogue: "Epitaph" for epitaph.
Series Title: Early modern literature in history (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: Scott L. Newstok.
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An innovative study of the Renaissance practice of making epitaphic gestures within other English genres. A poetics of quotation uncovers the ways in which writers including Shakespeare, Marlowe,  Read more...

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