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A critical companion to John Skelton

Author: Sebastian I Sobecki; V J Scattergood
Publisher: Cambridge ; Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, 2018. ©2018
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"John Skelton is a central literary figure and the leading poet during the first thirty years of Tudor rule. Nevertheless, he remains challenging and even contradictory for modern audiences. This book aims to provide an authoritative guide to this complex poet and his works, setting him in his historical, religious, and social contexts. Beginning with an exploration of his life and career, it goes on to cover all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Critical companion to John Skelton.
Cambridge ; Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, 2018
(OCoLC)1061309021
Named Person: John Skelton; John Skelton
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sebastian I Sobecki; V J Scattergood
ISBN: 9781787443273 1787443272 9781787443280 1787443280
OCLC Number: 1083266865
Description: 1 online resource (233 pages)
Contents: John Skelton (?1460-1529): a life in writing / John Scattergood --
Religion / Thomas Betteridge --
Law and politics / Sebastian Sobecki --
Classical literature / John Scattergood --
Humanism / David R. Carlson --
Satires and invectives / J.A. Burrow --
Lyrics and short poems / Julia Boffey --
Skelton's voice and performance / Elisabeth Dutton --
Literary tradition / Jane Griffiths --
Skelton and the English language / Greg Waite --
Skelton's English works in manuscripts and print / Carol M. Meale --
Skelton's English canon / A.S.G. Edwards --
Reception and afterlife / Helen Cooper.
Responsibility: edited by Sebastian Sobecki and John Scattergood.

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Introduces Skelton and his work to readers unfamiliar with the poet, gathers together the vibrant strands of existing research, and opens up new avenues for future studies.  Read more...

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