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The experience of poetry : from homer's listeners to shakespeare's readers

Author: Derek Attridge
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Was the experience of poetry-or a cultural practice we now call poetry-continuously available across the two-and-a-half millennia from the composition of the Homeric epics to the publication of Ben Jonson's Works and the death of Shakespeare in 1616? How did the pleasure afforded by the crafting of language into memorable and moving rhythmic forms play a part in the lives of hearers and readers in Ancient Greece and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Homerus; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Attridge
ISBN: 0198833156 9780198833154
OCLC Number: 1090113087
Description: xiii, 445 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 24 cm
Contents: PrefaceIntroductionPART ONE: Ancient Greece1: Homeric Greece: Courts and Singers2: Archaic to Classical Greece: Festivals and Rhapsodes3: Classical Greece to Ptolemaic Alexandria: Writers and ReadersPART TWO: Ancient Rome and Late Antiquity4: Ancient Rome: The Republic and the Augustan Age5: Ancient Rome: The Empire after Augustus6: Late Antiquity: Latin and Greek, Private, Public, PopularPART THREE: The Middle Ages7: Early Medieval Poetry: Vernacular Versifying8: The Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries: Performing Genres9: Lyric, Romance, and Alliterative Verse in Fourteenth-Century England10: Chaucer, Gower, and Fifteenth-Century Poetry in EnglishPART FOUR: The English Renaissance11: Early Tudor Poetry: Courtliness and Print12: Late Elizabethan and Early Jacobean Poetry: The Circulation of Verse13: Late Elizabethan and Early Jacobean Poetry: The Idea of the PoetBibliography
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An account of the performance of poetry from late Antiquity to the Renaissance that explores the role and importance of poetry in western culture.  Read more...


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